From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Monday in Kano, pushed for the review of the welfare packages of ex-service men in the country, insisting that they deserve more considering the role they played in ensuring peace and security of lives and property during their service years.
Ganduje who spoke during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Kano also pledged that his administration will continue to promote the welfare of the Nigeria Legion Council in the state.
He further urged the ex-service to use their wealth of experience to ensure security of lives and property in the state.
He tasked security agencies in the need to redouble efforts towards ensuring peace and order in Kano known to be the most populous state in the country, habouring people from all walks of life.
Governor Ganduje who took salute and inspected the Guard of Honour mounted by the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air force and the Nigerian Legion, insisted that there was need to accord adequate support to retired and serving security agencies considering the risk associated with their job.
According to him, as part of the state government’s effort to support the Nigerian Armed Forces and the Nigerian Legion, it has already built a befitting Legion Square at Dotsa Village in Kumbotso Local Government Area which will soon be commissioned.
Ganduje also launched emblem appeal fund for the ex-service men in an elaborate ceremony held at African House, Government House.
The Chairman of Nigeria Legion, Kano State Council, Alhaji Abdullahi Ahmadu Bagobiri thanked Ganduje for his continued support to improve the welfare of members of the Council.