Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has suggested a more comprehensive reward package for servicemen and legionnaires to encourage them to always make sacrifices for the country.
Speaking during an Inter-Denominational Church Service to mark the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the First Baptist Church, Aggrey Road in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said the present day annual ritual for servicemen and legionnaires is not enough motivation.
He said: “It is important that the Federal Government takes a second look to keep families of servicemen and ex-servicemen going.
“I urge that steps be taken to make sure that the families left behind by the ex-servicemen are not allowed to suffer”.
He lauded security personnel for their efforts at promoting peace across the country.
Earlier in his sermon, President of First Baptist Church, Rivers State Conference, Rev Benjamin Avor called on Nigerians to live their lives in ways that will promote peace.
In a message titled: “Raising Stones of Remembrance in Honour of Our Heroes ” , Rev Avor advised that bridges of peace should be built to honour those who fought for the country.
The Inter-Denominational service was attended by Service Commanders, Ex-servicemen, Commissioners, lawmakers and Judges of the High Court.
Prayers were said for the fallen heroes and their surviving families, Nigerian Legion and Servicemen.