The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, called on residents of the state to continue to support the armed forces and their families.
The governor, who spoke at the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Thanksgiving Service held at Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, on Sunday, also called for prayers for men of the nation’s armed forces.
Represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Sanwo-Olu noted that the event was to remember the sacrifices of the fallen heroes “who paid the supreme sacrifice while preserving the unity and territorial integrity of our nation.”
“We are gathered here in the presence of God and in thanksgiving to Him as we remember our fallen heroes who paid the supreme sacrifice while preserving the unity and territorial integrity of our nation.
“Today, the government and the good people of Lagos State are united to appreciate the sacrifice of the departed; to pray for the continued repose of their souls; to remember their families left behind as well as those who have become incapacitated (one way or the other) as a result of injuries sustained in the war front.
“This occasion also presents the opportunity for us to remember in our prayers members of our armed forces who are sacrificing so much to keep the country safe against evil forces across the country.
“I wish to call on all the good people of Lagos State to continue to support members of our armed forces and their families,” the governor said.
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