Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Oyo Government Outlines Programme

Oyo State government has lined up its programmes for the year 2020 celebration of Armed Forces Remembrance Day beginning with launching of emblem for the Appeal Week Fund Raising on Monday, 6th January, 2020

 The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Sanni, who said this in Ibadan, noted that raising of the appeal fund would come up at the House of Chiefs, Parliament Building, Secretariat, Ibadan at 10:00am prompt.

Alhaja Sanni noted that, the annual celebration was organized to specifically honour and celebrate gallant members of the Nigerian Armed Forces who laid down their lives in the defense of territorial integrity and promotion of global peace.

She explained further that the event was to honour those that have suffered various setbacks as consequences of their participation in wars and to generate fund through donations for the welfare of their dependants.

Highlighting the programmes of the event  for the week, Alhaja Sanni said the state planning committee would also pay courtesy visits to dignitaries, military and paramilitary agencies on Tuesday, 7th and Wednesday, 8th January to appreciate them for their unflinching support.

She also noted that candle-light procession would hold at the Military Cemetery, Jericho, Ibadan in honour and remembrance of the fallen heroes while a special Jumat service will hold on Friday 10th January, 2020 at Ibadan Central Mosque, Oja’ba at 1:00pm while thanksgiving service at The Cathedral of St’ Peters’ Aremo, Ibadan on Sunday 12th January, 2020 at 10:00am prompt.

The Commissioner hinted that, the climax of the week-long activities would be the Grand Finale which holds on Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 at the Remembrance Arcade, Agodi, Ibadan at 9:00am with laying of wreaths, parade, prayers for the repose of the fallen heroes and the nation at large among other things,

She therefore enjoined all to attend punctually and donate generously for the success of the celebration.

Iyabo Adebisi

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