Governor Lalong lays wreath at cenotaph of fallen heroes in Jos
By Raymond Gukas, Jos
Plateau State Government has advised wives of slain soldiers who fought to ensure that the country remain as one to organise themselves into cooperative societies to enjoy government support.
The governor, Simon Lalong disclosed this during the activities marking this year’s armed forces remembrance day in Jos, the state capital.
He also promised that wives of the slain heroes benefit from at least N1 million monthly for their upkeep.
In addition, he said farm implements such as tractors and vans will also be made available to the wives of the Nigerian fallen heroes but charge them to organize themselves into a cooperative so as to access these benefits.
According to him, “In remembrance of our fallen heroes, I have made some commitment to provide tractors, vans, and other farm implements in addition with N1million monthly to the wives of our slain soldiers.
“The N1million is to mobilize them to kick start a farming business, but we have asked them to organize themselves into a cooperative so as to enable them access these benefits,” Lalong said.
While appreciating the Armed Force, the governor said nothing will be too big for the wives of those who lay down their lives to protect the citizens of their beloved country.
Lalong charged Nigerians to live in peace with one another, saying that is the only way to help soldiers stay out of needles war.