The Rivers State government has said it is committed to the welfare of legionaries in the state, saying it has done very well in this regard.
State government secretary Dr Tammy Danangogo said in an interview with reporters after a meeting of the members of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2022 celebration committee in the office boardroom from SSG in Port Harcourt last Wednesday.
The SSG, represented by the Permanent Secretary of Special Services, Dr Gerorge Nweke, said the state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has been defending the welfare of legionaries in the state since 2015, saying the governor , through its sustained policies, has supported them more than any other government across the country.
“Our state is a champion when it comes to the welfare of legionaries. The state government has supported since 2015 and the governor has called for a sustainable process to ensure that this is not just an annual ritual exercise, but a rewarding exercise, ”he said. -he declares.
Regarding the state’s readiness to celebrate this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Danagogo said arrangements for the celebration reached 90%, adding that the essence of the meeting was to finalize arrangements. and planning.
“We went a long way in planning the program, and 90% was achieved. We have come to see where the grand finale will be held. I can assure you that by the weekend everything will be done. We are ready and ready to celebrate, ”he said.
Danagogo took the opportunity to announce that the Jumat service will be held today at the Central Mosque, Niger Street, Port Harcourt Township at 10 a.m., while the interfaith religious service will be held at the Catholic Institute of Africa. of the West (CIWA) in Port Harcourt on Sunday January 9 at 10:00 a.m. prompt.
He added that the ground final would be held at Isaac Boro Park in Port Harcourt on January 15 at 10 a.m. and urged members of the public to attend the programs as scheduled.
Also speaking, Legion State President Legal Counsel Ogburuchichi praised State Governor Chief Nyesom Wike for his support and passion for sustaining legionaries in the state.
According to him, “It is clear that the governor funds the association’s scholarship program, supports the showcases of legionaries in their small businesses, as well as my office, which reports to the Federal Ministry of Defense.
“It’s obvious and verifiable, the main support we receive is from the Rivers State government,” he said.
The highlight of the meeting was the visit of the members of the planning committee to the event venue at Isaac Boro Park to check the level of preparation.
By: Amadi Akujobi