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Imo to recruit retired servicemen as volunteers

The Imo State Government has promised to recruit retired servicemen into the state-owned establishments, ministries and parastatals to work as volunteers.
This was disclosed by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha at the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration held at the Heroes Square, Owerri on Monday January 15, 2018.
According to a statement signed by Sam Onwuemedo, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Okorocha also announced that his administration would immediately build a befitting headquarters for the legionnaires in the state to help them conduct the affairs of their legion and to constantly remind those in positions of power the need to relate with the legionnaires, especially at this painful moment of their life.
His words “Today, we are here gathered to give honour to whom honour is due, and to once more pay our respect as it is in our custom and tradition yearly to remember those who had fallen in serving their motherland. The greatest love that a man can show is that he dies to save his friend and the greatest love a soldier can show to his nation is that he dies to save the territorial integrity of his nation. This calls for patriotism and nationalism as patriotism is simply the love for one’s country”.
He noted that “Nigeria today is passing through a very difficult time. We are having so many challenges, ranging from terrorism to activities of the evil herdsmen and those who have chosen to kill for no just reason. It comes to a point when a nation may look hopeless and helpless. This is a very difficult moment in the history of the nation, but suffice it to say that we are consoled by the fact that we have gallant soldiers who are ready to lay their lives to save our nation”.

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