Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has urged Nigerians and security agencies to continue to sacrifice for the peace, progress and sustainable development of the country.
He also noted that the sacrifice would engender the conduct of free and fair polls during this year’s general elections.
He made this call after the laying of wreaths to mark this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, held at the Remembrance Arcade, Agodi, Ibadan, on Tuesday.
“The officers should continue to protect the nation to ensure that the territorial integrity of Nigeria is maintained in all ramifications.
“Let us unite ourselves, make sure we continue to sacrifice for Nigeria and in sacrificing for Nigeria, we maintain tranquillity, progress and sustain development,” Ajimobi said.
The programme was also attended by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division of Nigerian Army, Major Gen Okwudili Azinta; Commander, 671 NAF Detachment, Ibadan, Air Commodore Kolawole Shittu; Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr. Abiodun Odude; Chairman, Nigerian Legion, Oyo State Command, Mr Michael Fajimi.
Others include deputy governor, Otunba Moses Adeyemo; the governor’s wife, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi; Speaker of the State Assembly, Honourable Olagunju Ojo; Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Olalekan Alli; Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community Development, Social Welfare, and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Atinuke Osunkoya among others.