Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Nigeria is profoundly significant, serving as a day of reflection, gratitude, and commemoration. Established to honour the sacrifices and bravery of the Nigerian Armed Forces, this annual observance takes place on January 15th.
Established in 1976, this day, initially termed “Veterans Day,” underwent a renaming to encompass a broader acknowledgement of the Armed Forces. The chosen date carries symbolic weight, marking the end of the Nigerian Civil War in 1970.
Today, the nation pays solemn homage to the men and women who have valiantly defended Nigeria’s sovereignty and contributed to global peacekeeping missions.
As the nation unites to observe Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2024, Afam Osigwe, SAN, extends a heartfelt tribute to the Nigerian Armed Forces and their dedicated legal professionals. This moment is an opportunity to honour and express profound gratitude for the selfless dedication of these men and women who tirelessly safeguard our nation and champion justice.
The commitment, bravery, and sacrifice exhibited by the Armed Forces resonate profoundly, from defending borders to upholding the principles of justice. Armed Forces Remembrance Day prompts reflection on the challenges faced by our military, evoking sincere appreciation for their collective service.
As the day unfolds, we must admit past and present military endeavours and look towards the future with hope and confidence. Armed Forces Remembrance Day is a poignant reminder of sacrifices made for our freedom, instilling national pride, unity, and an enduring commitment to protect our nation’s territorial integrity.
To all members of the Nigerian Armed Forces, including dedicated legal professionals, this tribute salutes your service and extends deep gratitude. Your unwavering commitment to duty, whether in defence or justice, does not go unnoticed. Let’s celebrate your valour and steadfast dedication to Nigeria’s well-being on this particular day.
Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2024 is not merely a day of remembrance but a proof of the resilience, bravery, and unwavering dedication exhibited by the Nigerian Armed Forces throughout history. In unity, we honour and express gratitude to these valiant individuals safeguarding our nation.
Mazi Afam Osigwe, SAN
NBA National Remuneration Committee.
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