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Enact Act to celebrate serving Armed Forces personnel, Group urges Senate

Some Nigerians in the diaspora, under the aegis of AriseNigeria, have called on the Senate’s leadership to consider a Patriot Bill to celebrate serving Armed…

Some Nigerians in the diaspora, under the aegis of AriseNigeria, have called on the Senate’s leadership to consider a Patriot Bill to celebrate serving Armed Forces personnel.

The group made this known in a communique issued at the end of a general meeting to discuss the state of the nation and other sundry issues of concerns on Saturday in Brussels, Belgium.

Signed by its President, Dr. Agwu Onyeke and 13 country heads, the communique, among others, charged the Ahmed Lawan-led 9th Senate to set out the modalities for honouring well-deserving heroes that demonstrate exceptional gallantry in service to fatherland.

Instead of fritter away energy on the Armed Forces Commission Bill, AriseNigeria urged the Red Chamber to channel it into a course, rewarding the military’s invaluable contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria.

“Nigeria must implore global best practices by honouring members of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who have continued to make sacrifices for the country.

“That the federal government should embrace the idea of national honours for members of the Armed Forces for their invaluable contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria,” the group added.

The group also commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the war against insurgency and the nation’s handling of the Coronavirus outbreak.