President Muhammadu Buhari said the Armed Forces Remembrance emblem is a sign to remember and honour Nigeria’s fallen heroes.
Buhari disclosed this when a lady approached him to know the meaning of the emblem he had pinned to his chest, during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Buhari Sallau, a Presidential aide, who post a photo of the moment, quoted the President as saying, “Today at #COP26, I had an unexpected opportunity to highlight the gallant sacrifices our troops are making on our behalf.
“The lady asked me about the Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem pinned to my chest. It was with great pride that I explained that it is a symbol to remember and Honour our Armed Forces veterans, and especially all who have paid the supreme sacrifice for peace and security in Nigeria.’’
President Buhari launched the emblem for the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Abuja a week ago.
During the event, he noted, “The emblem which I will launch shortly is not only a sign of the sacrifices and blood shed by officers and men of the Armed Forces for peace and security in our country. It is also a sign of our resolve to remain united as a nation and confront any challenges we may face. It is a sign of our resolve to say no to divisions and embrace one another as a united indivisible country.”