President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has performed the wreath-laying ceremony with other dignitaries to mark the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Abuja.
The Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration is an event organised annually by the Ministry of Defence to commemorate the country’s fallen heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of humanity during the First and Second World Wars, the Nigerian Civil War, peace support operations around the world, as well as various internal security operations.
The Service Chiefs, led by Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Christopher Musa and heads of other security agencies were present on Monday as Tinubu laid a wreath in honour of the fallen heroes.
Senate President Akpabio, Speaker Abbas, Chief Justice Ariwoola, Minister of Defence, FCT Minister, and Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps were also in attendance.
This was the first time the President laid the wreath for the AFRD.
President Tinubu also signed the AFRD Celebration Register and released pigeons.
The President also received the National Salute.
On the sidelines of the event, Senate President Godswill Akpabio assured that the lawmakers will work for better welfare for the country’s military.
Across the country, state governors and other dignitaries also performed several rites to mark the day.
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