Officers in the Military, paramilitary, government functionaries, political leaders and other worshippers on Sunday thronged the Jesus House of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Oke -Ijebu Akure in Ondo state for a special service marking this year’s armed forces and remembrance day .
In a sermon, titled appreciating the sacrifice of our patriots, Pastor Elijah Ajibade charged Nigerians to always acknowledge the sacrifices of the fallen heroes.
Pastor Ajibade encouraged Nigerians to be more patriotic, law abiding and put more effort in interceding for leaders at all levels of government rather than condemning them.
Commandant 32 artillery brigade General Muktar Adamu represented by Lt Colonel Andrew Osueke appreciated the state government for supporting the military.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said that the sacrifices of the military could not be swept away as many of them paid the ultimate price keeping the country together.
He called on the people to continue praying for Nigeria to overcome its numerous challenges urging the citizens to be patriotic during the forthcoming election.
Pastor Emmanuel Igbadon and Pastors Mrs Ayo Ajibade led the congregation in an intercessory prayers for families of the falling heroes.
Officers and men of the Nigerian army, FRSC, Nigerian Legion, Nigerian Air force, Nigeria Police Force and cabinet members of the state executive council, state lawmakers led by the speaker graced the colorful event.
The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq says the commitment and loyalty of the Nigerian Armed Forces has contributed greatly in the maintenance of corporate existence of the country.
AbdulRazaq stated this at the Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service to commemorate the Armed Forces Remembrance day and Emblem Appeal week at Mount Olive Anglican Church, Ilorin.
Represented by his Deputy, Kayode Alabi, the Governor said the heroes served the country and offered their lives as a ransom for the preservation of the nation.
The Governor appreciated the effort and sacrifice of the Nigerian Armed Forces in maintaining peace, and security in the state and the country in general.
The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Kwara State Chapter, Bishop Sunday Adewole, urged members of the armed forces to continue to discharge their duties with utmost professionalism.
Reporting by Isaac Afolabi & Ali Rabiu; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare