14 January 2013

Nigeria: Ashiru Seeks Commitment to Military Veterans' Welfare

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As the nation marks the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru has called on Nigerians to acknowledge the contributions made by members of the Armed Forces through joint and individual efforts to improve the welfare of the veterans and their families.

He made this call in Abuja, Monday, when he launched the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he noted that Nigeria's contribution to peacekeeping missions in Africa, Asia and Europe has been globally acknowledged and applauded. Their efforts, he added has contributed to the development and peace of the countries where they have been involved.

"Some have paid the ultimate sacrifice and It is important that the people they left behind are well taken care of. These include their widows, children and dependants," he said.

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