Akeredolu Assists 86 Widows of Fallen Heroes

Eighty six widows of fallen heroes and legionnaires in Ondo State have benefited from the sixteen million naira non-interest loan given out by the government.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu announced this during the Armed Forces and Remembrance Day Celebration at the Cenotaph in Akure.

Announcing the donation, Governor Akeredolu represented by Deputy Governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa charged government functionaries and other corporate organisations to donate generously, cash and valuables to legionnaires and families of fallen heroes.

He commended the gallant effort of the Nigerian military in protecting the territorial integrity of the country and its peacekeeping missions across the country encouraging the officers and men never to relent in their contributions to national growth.

The widows expressed gratitude to the government and promised to make judicious use of the funds.

Two of them Mrs Victoria Adekunle and Veronika Adegbehingbe who were emotional in their responses said the fund would go a long way to support their businesses.

The commander 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Muktar Adamu Akure led other military heads to the colourful ceremony.

Highlights of the event included gun salute, release of colourful balloons and laying of wreaths by both civilian and military heads present

Isaac Afolabi

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