From HUSSAINI MUHAMMAD BABA, Abuja
The Bauchi state governor Sen. Abdulkadir Bala Mohammed said his administration is set to establish Corps of Commissionaires to ease the livelihood and improve the living condition of retired civil servants in the state.
This was contained in a press statement issued from the government house about the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. The release also stated that the government launched a fundraising campaign for the ex-servicemen. The governor was represented by his deputy, Senator Baba Tela.
“The governor reiterated the determination of his administration towards ensuring the welfare of legionnaires and their families’’ said Baba Tela during the launching.
Corps of commissionaires is a security establishment where veteran ex-servicemen are employed for security services, including guarding, consulting and investigations, among other things.
“The establishment of the corps in the state followed the request made by the Headquarters of the Nigerian Legion through the ministry of defense’’ said Sen Bala.
The governor also stated that corporate bodies and individuals to complement government’s efforts in that direction for the betterment of the lives of the ex-servicemen.
“I am pleased to welcome you to the Year 2020 launching of the Emblem Appeal Week of the Armed Forces Remembrance activities. The historical backgrounds of this annual event are known to all of us. The Legionnaires are Nigerian citizens who accepted the challenge to serve the nation to preserve its territorial integrity” said the governor.
Governor Bala further said “For the Year 2020 activities, the launching of the emblem appeal is being observed today 20th November 2019, while the Wreath laying will be conducted on 15th January, 2020”,
In his statement, the state chairman of the legion, Warrant Officer Idris Danjuma Ningi, retired, thanked the governor and the state government also appealed for more assistance in the running of their activities