#ArmedForcesRemembranceDay: President Buhari, CJN, Others Honour Fallen Heroes

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The President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, led other top government functionaries, including service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps to honour the nation’s fallen and living heroes.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president, who arrived the venue of the event at about 10.06 a.m, led Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the leadership of the National Assembly, and the Judiciary to lay wreath at the Arcade.

In another order, the Minister of Defence, Retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi and his Federal Capital Territory counterpart, Malam Mohammed Bello laid the wreaths.

Thereafter, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chiefs of Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, performed the exercise.

Others, who joined in laying the wreath, included some cabinet ministers while the service chiefs performed the laying ceremony at the same time followed by the National Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, retired Brig.-Gen. Jones Akpa as well as the representative of Widows of the fallen heroes.

Buhari later led the dignitaries to the signing of register and release of the pigeons.

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