The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), led by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday launched the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem, with a call that Nigerians alongside visitors coming into the country should put same on as pass to be able to enter government establishments.
Buhari maintained that the practice became imperative in view of the need to appreciate the exploits of departed and surviving soldiers while doing everything possible to keep Nigeria together.
According to Buhari, “today’s occasion reminds us of the need to appreciate the noble contributions of our fallen heroes who paid the supreme sacrifice to maintain national and international peace and security.
“Our nation has recently celebrated 55 years of political independence and continues to remain as one indivisible entity despite several grievous challenges. Since independence, Nigeria has witnessed a lot of internal strife, survived a civil war and has remained united.
“This feat achieved by the country is an eloquent testimony to the determination of our citizens to remain as one people.