The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Musa Bello has said that his administration has maintained a close working relationship with veterans and families of the departed heroes in the Armed Forces as a mark of appreciation for their service to nation.
The Minister who was speaking when delegates from the Nigeria legion paid a courtesy visit in his office, said the administration has continued to meaningfully engage the services of veterans within the FCT to provide supporting services as they retire from active duty.
The visit was to kick-off activities to mark the 2022-Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration which is marked on 15th of January every year.
Muhammed bello pledged to support the celebration by donating towards the welfare of the veterans and widows of the departed heroes in the country.
This, he said he will do by increasing what the administration gave last year up to fifty percent.
He advised that the funds released be used to carter for veterans who are incapacitated and also for the families the veterans left behind.
The leader of the delegation and national Chairman of the Legion, Major General, Abdulmalik Jubril (Rtd), said the legion was mandated to solicit support and partnership of Nigerians, ministries Department and Agencies of government to keep alive the memories of the fallen heroes.
The delegates decorated the minister with the 2022-Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem during the visit.