President Muhammadu Buhari as part of activities marking the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, laid wreaths on the tomb of an unknown soldier as a mark of respect to the fallen heroes who paid the supreme price to preserve the nation’s territorial integrity and peace globally.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), on Saturday, presided over the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja.
The ceremony, which held on Saturday, took place at the National Arcade opposite the Eagle Square in the Three Arms Zone.
President Buhari inspected a Guard of Honour mounted by detachments of the Nigerian Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the Nigerian Legion.
Prayers were said by Christian and Muslim clerics for the peaceful repose of the souls of the dead and the health of the nation.
Others who laid wreaths include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello represented by his Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, and the Minister of Defense, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd).
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Bello, represented by the Minister of State, Hajia Ramatu Aliyu; and the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Retired), also laid wreaths at the event.
Others were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Service Chiefs and the Nigerian Legion, among others.
Three volleys of 21 gun salute were fired at the event followed by the signing of the Remembrance Day Anniversary register by the President accompanied by heads of the other branches of government, military chiefs and other top officials of government.
President Buhari thereafter released white pigeons to indicate harmony at the venue and in the nation.