Governor Willie Obiano has assured that the state will continue to show gratitude to both serving and retired military men in Nigeria for their service to the nation.
Governor Obiano, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, said the state will continue to show gratitude to men and women, who fought gallantly to safeguard the territorial unity of the nation.
The governor revealed that Anambra State Government had supported the state command of the Nigeria Legion in various ways to help alleviate its challenges as well as ensured for the welfare of the widows of their fallen colleagues.
The Chief of Staff to the governor, Chief Primus Odili while launching the emblem thanked the war veterans for their service to humanity and asked the serving officers to tap from the wealth of experience of the military veterans.
According to Anambra State new Head of Service, Barrister Theodora Igwegbe, the state civil service will continue to support the military to achieve maximum results.
In his welcome address, the state chairman of Nigeria Legion, Dr. Ben Agbogu commended Governor Obiano for his support to the legion and appealed for more to enhance the efficiency of their work in the state.
The Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu, represented by , A.C Peters, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Anambra State Disability Rights Commission, Barrister Chuks Ezewuzie, the Managing Director of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, Venerable Amechi Okwuosah eulogized the Nigeria Legion for their service to the nation.
Correspondent Chibuzor Okoye reports that officers from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Immigration, Federal Road Safety Corps, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, among others, attended the event.