The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has enjoined Nigerians to unite and motivate the Nigerian Armed Forces to defeat Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.
Wike in a statement by his media aide , Simeon Nwakadu,made the call during the Wreath Laying Ceremony in Commemoration of 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, at the Isaac Boro Park, Port Harcourt.
The governor also announced that the State Government has committed the sum of N100 Million for the scholarship programme dedicated to the children of the fallen heroes.
Governor Wike went on to call on all to come together as a nation to do what is necessary to support and motivate soldiers in winning the war against Boko Haram and affiliates as quickly as possible to save the nation and our brothers, sisters and the children from the North-East from the continuing violence, abductions, and devastation.
Wike went on to say that“Apart from supporting the establishment of a trust fund, I have directed the Secretary to the State Government to work out areas of support to the State Chapter of the Nigerian Legion and the families of soldiers of River State origin who pays the ultimate price in the active service of our country. In addition, the State Government will provide scholarships for their children up to university level.
“N100 million has been committed to the scholarship of the children of the fallen heroes by the Rivers State Government. We will also construct a Secretariat for the Legion, but not at Isaac Boro Park. We will develop the park into a Tourist Centre.”
Wike said that the nation remembers the members of the Armed Forces for their contributions to the unity of the country and the greatest honour we can give in return for your service and sacrifice is for us to continue to work together for national peace, unity cohesion.