President Muhammadu Buhari has joined senior government officials in marking the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
He commended the efforts of the armed forces at the various theatres of operations.
The ceremony is held on January 15, every year to remember Nigeria’s fallen heroes, who sacrificed their lives for the nation.
In Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode says the sacrifices of fallen heroes who laid down their lives for the unity of the nation must not be forgotten.
Also wife of the General Officer Commanding 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Omotola Oyefolu, wants widows of fallen heroes to be courageous and engage in activities that would improve their well-being.
She spoke while distributing food items to the wives of soldiers who died in active service as part of activities marking this year's Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
She also urged them to endeavour to educate their children and wards to make ends meet.
In Ekiti State, the event was attended by the state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, the Commanding Officer, 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, the state Commandant of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps, and other dignitaries.
The state Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Retired Colonel Kolawole Adu, called for an upward review of the pension allowance for retired military
The state Governor, Ayodele Fayose represented by his Deputy, Kolapo Olusola called for sustained professionalism by the officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces and promised the state government’s support for retired military men.
In Plateau, Governor Simon Lalong used the occasion of the armed forces remembrance day to pay tribute to Nigeria's fallen heroes and those currently involved in different operations across the country.
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has urged Nigerians not to allow the supreme sacrifice of Nigeria soldiers to be in vain.
The governor joined millions of Nigerians to pay glowing tributes to the fallen heroes.
He said Nigerians owe a depth of gratitude to war veterans for their patriotic zeal and supreme sacrifice to ensure that peace and unity in the country.