GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA COMMENDS THE NATION FOR CELEBRATING HER FALLEN HEROES
-MAKES N9 MILLION CASH DONATIONS
Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that the Nation has done well for chosing to celebrate her fallen Heroes who died that the nation may stand, describing the action of the dead gallant soldiers as show of patriotism at the highest level.
Governor Okorocha spoke at the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration held at the Hero’s Square Owerri on Sunday, January 15, 2017, adding that the fallen Heroes had made Nigerians proud both as a people and as a nation and that words alone could not explain their sacrifice.
Governor Okorocha also made a total cash donation of N9million with the wives of the late soldiers having N4m while the state branch of the legion has N5m explaining that the nation knows what the widows of the dead soldiers have been going through and would never forget them, reminding them that their husbands died so that the rest of Nigerians might have a peaceful nation, and that the development calls for love towards them, which he said his government would continue to demonstrate.
The governor continued “Not far from now, Nigeria will be counted among the great nations of the world. We are going through a process or through a journey which most great nations had passed through to reach to their promised lands and Nigeria will not be an exception. I appeal to all leaders to learn to sacrifice both in comfort of their lives and otherwise, that the nation can move forward”.
His words “It is appointed to all living creatures to die someday. So, what matters most is the legacy left behind and not death itself; our soldiers died as heroes and they have been celebrated as people who gave their lives for the unity of the nation”.
“Nigeria as a nation under the able leadership of President Muhammad Buhari will take the bull by the horn. I say to people that President Buhari is not here to build the mansions and skyscrapers we crave for. He is here to lay the basic foundation upon which the skyscrapers and mansions will be built. So we must never judge him on the basis of the house, rather we will judge him on the basis of the foundation upon which the house is built on”. He stated
President of the Nigeria legion Imo State Chapter, Lt. Col. Damian Okafor thanked the governor for his constant show of love towards the legionaries, and expressed his appreciation for the office complex renovated by the governor which he said made their office the best in the country. He called on the public to borrow a leaf from the governor and help sustain the efforts of the legionaries.
He equally solicited for agric loans from the government to help them contribute their quota to the economic development of the state”.