The Taraba state government has reiterated its commitment to continue to support Nigerians Armed Forces in the state in spite of dwindling financial resources.
The Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu who spoke on behalf of the Governor, Arc Darius Ishaku during this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day which took at the Trade Fair Complex in Jalingo said the state government have been in support of the Armed Forces in the business of security and allied activities bordering on wellbeing of the state, hence improving state of safety of lives and property in the state.
He said it was against the backdrop of support to the Armed Forces in the state that necessitated the idea of donating operational vehicles to the army for swift operation.
Manu, however, said remembering the fallen as well as living heroes is not enough but the plights of the families they left behind should also be a matter of concern, adding that the administration’s policy to continue to provide essential support to the ex-servicemen within the limited resources within its disposal.
He reiterated that the ex-servicemen have continued to play a critical part in the nation’s security architecture at all levels of the society, adding that those who are in the administration are doing much to help address security situations in the state.
He also said the nation is at crossroads due to plethora of security challenges ranging for insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and communal feuds, therefore, urging the soldiers not to be tired their fatherland as their expertise was more needed now than ever.