Remembrance Day: Buhari, Osinbajo, Onnoghen lay wreaths

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President Muhammadu Buhari laying a wreath at the Remembrance Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday
President Muhammadu Buhari laying a wreath at the Remembrance Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday
President Muhammadu Buhari laying a wreath at the Remembrance Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and others laid wreaths to celebrate Armed Forces Remembrance Day on Tuesday.

On arrival at the National Memorial Arcade Abuja, President Buhari in company of the Parade Commander inspected the parade by the Army, Navy, Air force, and the Nigerian Legion.

This was followed by the bigel of the last post a unique but symbolic aspect of the ceremony that reminds veterans of their departed colleagues, and the families of fallen Heroes who had paid the supreme sacrifice.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo laying a wreath
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo laying a wreath

The Director, Army Chaplaincy Services, Brig-Gen. Charles Chidibere Iregu offered the Christian prayers while the Muslim prayers was performed by Navy Commander Taofeek Gidado.

Buhari, Osinbajo and other leaders at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration
Buhari, Osinbajo and other leaders at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration

NAN reports that after the one-minute silence for the fallen heroes, President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo laid wreaths at the tomb of the unknown soldiers.

The Senate President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, laid the wreath at the same time, followed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Ononghen.

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The Representative of Widows of the fallen Heroes, Mrs Samira Abu Ali, with emotions written on her face, laid the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldiers.

President Buhari later signed the Anniversary register after which he was supported by the other dignitaries to release some white pigeons to signify peace in the land.