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Sanwo-Olu seeks support for servicemen, families

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has called for support for servicemen and families of ex-servicemen in the country.

He said the government must create economic opportunities for the families of ex-servicemen who gave their lives for the unity of Nigeria.

This, he noted, would keep the faith of their children in the oneness of the country and increase their patriotism.

Sanwo-Olu spoke on Monday while receiving a delegation of ex-servicemen who paid him a visit at the Lagos House, Alausa.

The delegation, made up of alumni of the 3rd Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy, met with the governor ahead of their yearly reunion in Lagos.

The governor said, “The country owes a duty to honour servicemen, either dead or alive, because their thoughts and aspirations are the benefits some of us are enjoying today. As members of the 3rd Regular Course, it means each one of your members has, at one point or the other, played a part in the wellbeing of our nation. Therefore, we must not let their families regret the action and heroism of their fathers who put down their lives to keep us united.

“The legacies left by ex-servicemen also bring the burden of leadership on the present crop of leaders. We must do a lot more so that the generations coming behind us would also have good things to say about us.”

The leader of the delegation and former Senate President, David Mark, commended the Lagos State Government for creating a peaceful atmosphere to host the meeting of the participants of the 3rd Regular Course.

He noted that the alumni took the course 52 years ago at a time Nigeria was facing internal crises.

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