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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Kano governor pledges to establish Security Trust Fund



Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf has pledged to launch a Security Trust Fund with a view to addressing the problems of insecurity in the state.

The Governor stated this while speaking at the occasion of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day held on Monday in the state.

“What I intend to do is the inauguration of the Security Trust Fund. We have gone far òt’ he stated

“Very soon we are going to invite eminent Kano indigenes, as well as eminent Nigerians we feel can come in and contribute so that, at least, we take measures to curtail the insecurity in the state” he said.

Yusuf pledged to collaborate with security agencies on how to support the bereaved families of their late personnel.

“We commemorate the departure of our armed forces personnel annually. Those that have laid their lives during their services to the nation’ he stated. .

“At the end of the event we went round and saw the families of the departed ones especially the widows and the children. I felt so bad seeing those widows and children without their loved ones around. This is a lesson to all of us that every soul will face death when the time comes” he stated. .

“After going round and seeing them, I want to assure of my government’s support for them.

“We are going to lias with the Brigade Commander and the Officer-in-charge of this remembrance day Committee so that we find ways of assisting the bereaved families.

In line with tradition of the annual occasion, Yusuf led the heads of security agencies present,- Army, Navy, Airforce, Police, DSS and the Nigerian Legion, as well as the Emir of Kano , Aminu Ado Bayero n laying the memorial wreath.

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