As part ways to appreciate the efforts of Nigerian soldiers who died while fighting for the country, the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, resolved to donate a sum of N10,000 each, for the Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem.
The resolution followed a motion moved by the House Leader, honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, where he proposed the said sum.
While moving his motion, Gbajabiamila had noted that President Muhammadu Buhari launched the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem with N10 million, he therefore advised that it was good that the lawmakers emulate the president in supporting the fallen heroes.
According to him, “just yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem. Mr Speaker, I can see the emblem on your chest too. I want to move that we join hands with the president to recognise the efforts of our fallen heroes.
“Mr speaker, the president donated N10 million for the launch and I therefore move that the House collects N10,000 from every member and the speaker to make it up to N5million. We should also observe a minute silence in honour of all the fallen heroes.”
The motion was unanimously adopted when the Speaker, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, put the motion to voice vote.