Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Friday, donated the sum of N5 million and 150 baggage of 50kg rice to widows of fallen heroes within the state in commemoration of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
Gov. Ugwuanyi who handed over a cheque of N5 million to the Common Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Military, Maj. Gen. Lasisi Adegboye, for onward distribution to the widows, at a quick ceremony held on the Parade Floor, Abakpa Cantonment, Enugu, additionally made symbolic shows of the meals gadgets to chose wives of the fallen heroes.
The governor additionally supported the abilities acquisition challenge of the Nigeria Military Officers Wives Affiliation (NAOWA), 82 Division Chapter, with the sum of N5 million and made bulk buy of the merchandise of the trainees.
The NAOWA, 82 Division Chapter’s expertise acquisition programme, in response to its President and spouse of the GOC, Mrs. Rasheedat Adegboye, is aimed toward empowering the troopers’ households with expertise in vocational coaching for monetary empowerment.
Responding, the GOC, 82 Division of the Nigerian Military, Maj. Gen. Adegboye, disclosed that it was due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic that the traditional ceremony organized yearly to commemorate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Enugu State, didn’t maintain on the standard venue.
The GOC thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for deeming it essential to determine with the navy to hope for repose of their departed colleagues, those that are within the frontline in addition to the nation.
He additionally expressed gratitude to the governor for “all of your assist over time to 82 Division and members of the Armed Forces in Enugu State”, stressing: “You have got simply replicated what you usually do”.
It might be recalled that Gov. Ugwuanyi had whereas paying attention to the plight of 95 widows in the course of the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration on the Michael Okpara Sq., Enugu, promised that his administration will intervene to ameliorate their sufferings, and consequently launched the sum of N19 million to the 82 Division, Nigerian Military, Enugu, for disbursement to the affected ladies to begin companies.