We will continue to honour and celebrate our Armed Forces as the pride of our country. Our faith in them remains unshaken. We salute their unparalleled patriotism, courage, loyalty & commitment, in the face of the daunting challenges of defending Nigeria’s territorial integrity.
On this #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay, I again ask business enterprises in Nigeria to consider appreciating the sacrifice of the members of our Armed Forces, serving and retired, by extending support to them in the form of discounts and rebates for goods and services rendered.
Picture 1: President Buhari laying his wreath.
Picture 2: President Buhari bowing to the National Colours.
Picture 1: Arrival of the President.
Picture 2: The National Salute.
Picture 3: Inspecting the members of the Nigerian Legion.
Picture 4: The guards on parade.
Pictures by the Nigerian Air Force.
Pictures 1 and 2: President Buhari lays a wreath.
Picture 3: Vice President Osinbajo lays a wreath
Picture 4: The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, lays a wreath and salutes the Unknown Soldier.
Picture 1: The Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police salute the Cenotaph after laying their wreaths.
Picture 2: A line of dignitaries waiting for the President’s arrival.
Picture 3: The President signs the Remembrance Day register.
Picture 4: The President releases the pigeons, symbolising peace.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, represented Governor Sanwo-Olu at the wreath laying ceremony at the Remembrance Arcade at Tafawa Balewa Square. The National remembrance ceremony was held at this arcade in the 1970s, ’80s and early 1990s.
Obafemi Hamzat @drobafemihamzat
With great pride and honour , I attended the Year 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony at The Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
The Armed Forces Remembrance Day is a day set aside every year to celebrate personnel of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Police who have died in the line of duty.
May the labour of our heroes past never be in vain nor the supreme sacrifices of our fallen heroes in combat for Nigeria. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Pictures 1 and 2: One of the widows (representing all the widows of fallen servicemen) lays a wreath at the Remembrance Arcade.
Pictures 3 and 4: Dr Obafemi Hamzat goes to lay his wreath
Gov Ademola Adeleke @AAdeleke_01
Today, we laid wreaths to commemorate Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the Military Cenotaph, Osogbo. We appreciate their commitment and will continue to support them. May the souls of the heroes rest in peace.
Patriotism cannot be forced.
This remembrance day is just a visual charade whose only importance is photography appeal.
Most Nigerians feel a sense of distrust in this contraption and want a renegotiation of what the Niger area should be.
But successive government have always strive hard to patch the ever weakening fabric of forced unity holding this country together.
No matter how long it takes, the power of guns and ammunitions will not be able to hold on and the various tribes that make up this failed country will be liberated and free to steer their destinies.