Governor Bassey Otu Pledges Tangible Support for Fallen Heroes’ Families and Nigerian Legion

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In a decisive move, Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River state has assured the Nigerian Legion and the Armed Forces that his administration will transform mere rhetoric into concrete actions to honor the nation’s fallen heroes. The commitment was made clear during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day church service held at the Presbyterian Church, Hope Waddell Parish, Calabar NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Anthony Owan Enoh, Governor Otu expressed his commitment to extending genuine support to widows and families of fallen heroes. He emphasized that the wealth of the state should reach all strata of society, particularly the common masses and downtrodden.

“The season of sweetness is not for the rich and highly placed in society, but for the common masses and downtrodden. Except the poor among us have something to feed, then the wealth of the rich cannot be enjoyed,” Governor Otu remarked, promising to include the Nigerian Legion and families of fallen heroes in the state government’s welfare packages.

The Governor’s assurance resonated with the Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral O. K. Olumeri, who commended Governor Otu for his continuous support to security agencies in maintaining law and order, peace, and security in Cross River State. Rear Admiral Olumeri also expressed gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for his renewed hope agenda in supporting the Armed Forces.

During the interdenominational service, the Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Ekpenyong Akpanika, delivered a sermon titled “More than Conquerors.” He highlighted the significance of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day in recognizing the sacrifices made by war veterans for the peace and stability of Nigeria.

The event concluded with prayers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria, the Nigerian Legion, fallen heroes, and their bereaved families, as well as for the continued peace and security of Cross River and Nigeria at large.

As Governor Otu’s administration pledges tangible action and support, the focus on the welfare of fallen heroes’ families and the Nigerian Legion stands as a testament to the commitment to honor those who have paid the ultimate price in service to the nation. The assurance of inclusivity in the state’s welfare programs reinforces the belief that, throughout Governor Otu’s tenure, the legacy of fallen heroes will be celebrated, ensuring smiles for their families.