ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY: BUHARI, OSINBAJO HONOURS FALLEN HEROES
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday led other top government officials and service chiefs to lay wreaths in honour of soldiers who died in service in Nigeria and during international assignments.
Every January 15th is dedicated for remembrance of military men and women who died in active service.
The occasion is also use to appreciate surviving military personnel who had retired from active service.
Friday’s event was Buhari’s first since his election as President in March last year.
At the event, the President wore white Babanriga, white cap and black shoes to match.
The wreaths-laying ceremony at the National Arcade in the Three Arms Zone in Abuja took place few weeks that the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem and Appeal Fund was launched by the President.
The brief ceremony started at 10.00am when President Buhari arrived the National Arcade and inspected the guard of honour.
Muslim and Christian officers prayed for the departed souls and the nation.
Vice President Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mahmud Mohammed and Minister of Defence, Dan Ali Mansur, were among top government officials who also laid wreaths.