Sanwo-Olu Seeks Support for Armed Forces, Fallen Heroes

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appealed to Lagos residents to continuously pray, support and remember families of the Armed Forces as well as fallen heroes, who paid the supreme prize for the peace and security of the country.

The governor made the appeal at the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Interdenominational Divine Service, with the theme: ‘Honouring Sacrifice’, held at the Chapel of Christ The Light, at the Secretariat, Alausa yesterday.

The service was attended by members of the State Executive Council, Permanent Secretaries, All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains, Commanding Officers in Lagos State, members of the Armed Forces, members of the Nigerian Legion, religious leaders, families of the fallen heroes, Christian faithful among others.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo, at the event organised by the state government, said the occasion presented the opportunity to remember the fallen heroes as they paid the supreme prize by sacrificing their lives for the territorial integrity of Nigeria.

He said: “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 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. Let us always remember them in our prayers so that God Almighty will continue to grant them victory.”

In his sermon, the guest Preacher, Pastor Daniel Olukoya, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), urged Nigerians to embrace sacrifice to enjoy a nation that they would be proud of.

Olukoya, who was represented by an Assistant General Overseer of MFM, Ladedoja Abiodun, urged Nigerians to continuously pray for those who died in the course of serving Nigeria and those who are still in active service.

Also, the Commander 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Adegoke Adetuyi, took the Bible reading at the event which featured prayers, praises and thanksgiving.

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