The executive governor of Plateau state, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has paid tribute to the fallen heroes of the Nigerian military and paramilitary for their sacrifices towards the unity, peace and stability of the state and the country.
While laying the wreaths to commemorate the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the tomb of the unknown soldier, Joseph Gomwalk Secretariat, Jos, on Saturday, the 15th of January, 2022, Gov. Lalong told residents of the state to live in harmony and embrace peace as a means of honouring the heroes past.
Gov. Lalong also told told journalists that the event which is annual one was to extol the sacrifices by security agencies who have made effortless sacrifices to not only keep Nigeria as one but to also ensure that the territorial integrity of the state and country at large is kept intact.
Furthermore, Gov. Lalong said that Nigeria has in recent years been bedeviled with internal security threats, hence the lack of harmony and tolerance among Nigerians that has fought against the security architecture of the country.
He also said unless Nigerians deliberately work towards building a peaceful society by respecting one another, obeying the rule of law and exposing criminals, the security challenges will not be resolved because the capacity of the security agencies will continue to be overstretched.
Lalong appraised the security agencies for continually doing their best to confront the challenges and ought to be supported by all Nigerians in order to motivate them to put in their best to make further sacrifices.
He also appealed to Nigerians to be generous towards the families of fallen heroes as well as retired soldiers who are battling with many health challenges and carrying responsibilities of dependants.