Yobe Gov Ibrahim Gaidam Honours Fallen Heroes
Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Monday, laid wreathe in honour of fallen heroes as part of activities marking the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration.
The wreath-laying ceremony was performed inside the Government House, Damaturu, the state capital.
The Brigade Commander of the 27th Task Force Brigade, Buni-Yadi, State Commissioner of Police, Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Chairman of the State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Fika, and a widow of a fallen soldier also laid wreaths to honour the soldiers who died in the line of duty.
Gaidam, also made a symbolic presentation of N500, 000.00 cash support to each of three next-of-kin of fallen soldiers and tN300, 000.00 to each of three soldiers injured while fighting insurgents in the state.
Over N24 million was donated by the Yobe State Government in 2017 to families of soldiers killed or injured while working to save people’s lives and ensure security in the state.
Geidam, had earlier donated N12 million to the State Chapter of the Nigerian Legion during an emblem appeal event last week. He also made a personal donation of N1 million during the event where close to N20 million was raised.