Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has charged Nigerians to be patriotic and eschew anything capable of undermining the peaceful coexistence, national integration and territorial integrity of the country.
Governor Oyetola spoke on Tuesday at the official launch of the Year 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration Emblem and Appeal Fund, held at Government House, Osogbo.
This is even as the chairman, Osun State Chapter, Nigerian Legion, Comrade Oladimeji Olalere, commended the administration for being supportive to the State chapter of the Nigerian Legion, describing the gesture as unprecedented in the history of the state.
Governor Oyetola further said that keeping Nigeria as one indissoluble and indivisible entity remains the only way to appreciate the selfless sacrifices and efforts of the veterans and fallen heroes that fought and sacrificed their lives for the peace, unity and oneness of the country.
“On behalf of the Government and people of the state of Osun, I deeply appreciate the Federal Government for coming up with this Armed Forces Emblem and Appeal Fund initiative and for working relentlessly to deliver peace to the nation.”
Oyetola who urged the citizens to imbibe the spirit of patriotism and nationalism, said the celebration of the annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day must reflect the need to strengthen the bond of unity and togetherness among the citizenry.
Earlier, the Chairman, Osun State Chapter, Nigerian Legion, Comrade Oladimeji Olalere, commended the administration of Governor Oyetola for being supportive to the State chapter of the Nigerian Legion, describing the gesture as unprecedented.