Yobe govt launches 2019 Emblem Appeal week, donates N41M



Governor Ibrahim Gaidam and the entire Yobe state government have
celebrated the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day with a donation of
N41 million Emblem Appeal Fund.

The launching took place at Government House Damaturu today Tuesday
with participation of ex-service men, government officials, Army,
Police, para-military among others.

He, said the day was set aside to honour and remember the compatriots,
the ex-service men who sacrificed their lives to resolved conflicts
and therefore must be given assistance.

“As we celebrate this year’s Armed Force Remembrance Day and Launching
of the Emblem Appeal Week, we should pause to reflect on the causes
and consequences of wars and conflicts and strive as much as possible
to maintain peace and unity in our society”.

“We should as beneficiaries of their gallant contributions to the
peace and stability which we enjoy over the years rise to the
challenge of meeting their needs, appreciate and show gratitude for
their patriotic sacrifices”, he said.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Nigerian Legion in Yobe state, Captain
Ibrahim G. thanked the Yobe state government for providing the legion
with office accommodation, owner occupier houses and functional
vehicle.  He further informed the gathering that all pledges made by
individuals and groups during the last appeal fund in 2018 have all
been redeemed.

He pleads with the state government to allocate farm lands, procure
tractors and fertilizers to his members as most of them are now
farmers.

The governor then donated the sum of N25million on behalf of the Yobe
state government and a personal donation of N1million.  He also
directed the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to
release to the legion the sum of N15 million being donations of the 17
local government councils of the state.

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