Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has described the sacrifices of military personnel and other security agencies in the country as the ultimate level of patriotism.
Akeredolu, who stated that security operatives, particularly those in the military sometimes pay price, stated that they willingly signed away their lives, comfort and family bond to gladly defend the territorial integrity of the country.
The governor, who stated this on Sunday at a Church Service which was part of activities to commemorate the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration.
The Commander, 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, Brigadier General Yakubu Yahaya was represented at the Church service by his Chief of Staff, Charles Zebere.
According to Akeredolu, soldiers’ spirit of patriotism, toil and the blood they shed for the peace and territorial integrity of the country to remain inviolable will always remain unquantifiable.
While adding that the Remembrance Day Celebration was to honour the departed heroes and appreciate the living ones, Akeredolu solicited generous support for the widows and dependants of the fallen heroes as well as for those who are still alive, but physically challenged.
He maintained that the collaborative efforts between Amotekun Corps and the regular security agencies in the State has reduced incidences of crime drastically in the State.
In his sermon, entitled, “Remember me o’ God and my Deeds”, the Diocesan Bishop of Ondo, Rt. Rev Stephen Oni, said it is always good to remember those who fought for peace and unity of the country, just as he appreciated God for still keeping the country together in the face of obvious challenges.
Sacrifices of soldiers, peak of patriotism – Akeredolu