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Buhari, Osinbajo, Others Lay Wreaths On Armed Forces Remembrance Day



Buhari, Osinbajo, Others Lay Wreaths On Armed Forces Remembrance Day
President Buhari Muhammadu laying wreaths on 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day

Nigeria’s President and Vice President, Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, respectfully participated in the Wreath laying ceremony in Abuja today to mark the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

Naija News reports that the event was held today, Sunday, 15th January 2023, at the National Arcade, the Three Arms Zone, Abuja.

President Buhari was said to have arrived at the event venue today at about 10:00 am and was ushered onto the saluting dais for the National Salute.

After the two first citizens, other top government officials and heads of the security agencies also participated in the wreath laying.

Meanwhile, Buhari had inspected the Guards of Honour in the company of the Commander, Brigade of Guards, Major General Muhammad Takuti Usman, before he proceeded to the Cenotaph for the Wreath Laying Ceremony.

The likes of Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, also participated in the event.

Others who laid wreaths included the Ministers of Defense, retired Major General Bashir Magashi; Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello; the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor and the service chiefs and as well as the Inspector-General General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba; representatives of members of the Diplomatic Corps; and the pair of the Chairman of the Nigerian Legion and a widow of a fallen officer.

Naija News understands that Buhari also performed the symbolic ritual of freeing white doves out of the cage during the event before he laid down the 2023 wreath as his last as Commander-in-Chief.

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Also in attendance were members of the Federal Executive Council, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; the National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Major General Babagana Monguno and Permanent Secretaries amongst others.

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