President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday launched the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem and Appeal Fund with N10 million.
The launching took place at the Council Chamber of Presidential Villa, Abuja, shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
The Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem and Appeal Fund is an annual event put together to acknowledge the sacrifices of veteran military personnel who took part in the first and second world wars, peacekeeping operations around the world and internal security operations, including the ongoing counter-insurgency campaign in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.
The Armed Forces Remembrance Day is celebrated every January 15 in the country.
Speaking at the emblem launch, President Buhari urged corporate organisations and business concerns to support the veterans’ cause through voluntary donations, employment and welfare support.
He told Nigerians to avoid issues that promote differences and division in the country, insisting that Nigeria’s unity was not negotiable.
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