Gombe gov’t donates N5 million to deceased soldiers’ wives
Story from Najibullahi ADAMU, Gombe
Gombe State government has donated the sum of N5 million to widows of soldiers who sacrificed their lives to keep the country peaceful and united.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya, represented by his deputy, Dr Manassah Jatau, announced the donation on Friday on the occasion of the 2021/2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day and emblem appeal fund organized by the state chapter of the Nigerian legion held at the banquet hall of the Gombe government house.
In addition to the government’s donation, the deputy governor also made a personal donation of N1.1 million asking other citizens of the state to assist the families of the fallen heroes.
In his speech, the chapter chairman, retired sergeant Adamu Dogo appealed to the governor to include the widows of the deceased soldiers in his empowerment programmes.
Dogo who revealed that 70 per cent of the women at the event were widows noted that the programmes for the corps of commissionaires are still pending and begging for the governor’s approval.
The chairman equally asked the people of the state to donate generously for the sake of the widows, orphans and dependents of the late soldiers who paid the supreme price for the nation.