Governor Wike donates N50 million to the Nigerian armed forces and extols their services to Nigeria.
NewsOnline reports that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has donated a huge sum amount of money to the Nigerian Armed forces and extols them for their sacrifices to keep the country safe.
Wike donated the sum of N50 million for the welfare of Nigerian ex-servicemen.
The Rivers State governor also announced a donation of N50 million to support missions and other sundry work at the cathedral.
He said that it is sad that most Nigerians do not appreciate the role men of the Nigeria Armed Forces have continued to play in ensuring there is peace and unity in the country.
Governor Wike remarked the All Saint’s Cathedral Church of the Anglican Communion, Rumuokwurusi Town in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state, during the thanksgiving and inter-denominational church service organized in commemoration of the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebrations.
The governor said each year, the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebrations begin with the Emblem launch.
After the launch, he noted, crests are usually made available that are meant to be worn daily, but most Nigerians do not attach importance to it.
He stated that pinning such crests on shirts won daily serves as a mark of honour and a way of identifying with the men and officers of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
Refusing to wear them, Governor Wike stated, indicates a lack of appreciation of the sacrifices the officers have made in fighting to curtail insurrection, secession, crime, and all forms of criminality that threaten the peace that makes a healthy country.
Governor Wike reiterated his stance on the need for the Federal Government to establish a standing welfare fund, from which pool money can be pulled to cater to the families of fallen heroes and war veterans that have defended the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
The service was used to offer prayers for men and officers of the Nigeria Armed Forces, unity within families of the citizenry, peace, justice, and economic advancement in Rivers State and Nigeria, and greater grace of God upon Governor Wike.