Governor Aiyedatiwa Excites Widows of Fallen Heroes with N30 million Interest-Free Loan

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Ondo State governor , Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa has distributed the sum of N30 million naira micro credit revolving interest- free loans to sixty six widows of the departed heroes in the state.

Governor Aiyedatiwa presented cheques to the beneficiaries of the loan at the final parade, laying of wreaths and empowerment for 2024 Armed Forces and Remembrance day celebration held at Government cenotaph, Alagbaka Akure.

The governor emphasized the cultural significance of the event describing it as the highest form of respect for fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives both domestically and internationally.

Governor Aiyedatiwa further advocated the need for financial and material support to the Legionnaires for the welfare of widows and dependants of fallen heroes.

He commended the success of the emblem appeal fund, raising three million naira and acknowledged contributions from various individuals, groups, and institutions.

The Governor announced an expanded role for State Chairmen of Nigeria Legion, now doubling as Commandants of the Nigerian Legion Corps and Commissionaires, focusing on security-related activities.

He called for peaceful elections in the upcoming year, urging all stakeholders to conduct themselves honorably to ensure the peace and progress of the state

Earlier, the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Dr Adebunmi Osadahun affirmed that the loan was given to the beneficiaries based on the recommendations of the Legion and the widows Council.

Also Speaking ,the Chairman Nigerian Legion, Ondo State Council, Retired Col.Olu Apata lauded the State Government’s efforts at prioritizing the welfare of its members.

Widows of the fallen heroes, including Adegbehingbe Victoria, Janet Sunday commended the State government for the loan promising to refund it promptly.

A minute silent was called in honor of late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu whom Governor Ayedatiwa described as a political hero and advocate for regional security.

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