The Minister of Defence, Badaru Abubakar, has charged members of the newly inaugurated National Planning Committee of the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration to give their best contribution to the event which is set aside to celebrate the fallen heroes and veterans who sacrifice much to the nation.
The minister said this while inaugurating the 23-man National Planning Committee to commence preparation towards marking the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
Armed Forces Remembrance Day is an annual event marked on January 15 to commemorate the nation’s departed compatriots as well as to honour our living veterans.
While inaugurating the committee, he said that the Federal Government remains grateful to the fallen heroes who laid their lives to guarantee the corporate existence of this country.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday night by the ministry’s acting Director of Press, Attari Hope.
The statement partly read, “They have given their lives for the peace and security of our dear nation and are therefore worthy of being celebrated as a mark of appreciation, and the events are specifically organised to honour and celebrate those that have laid down their lives in the defence of our territorial integrity and promotion of global peace.”
He, therefore, urged members to come up with laudable initiatives and events to celebrate the patriotism displayed by the nation’s fallen heroes.
Members of the National Planning Committee were drawn from various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.