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Government to empower 37 widows as Buhari opens Armed Forces Remembrance symposium


Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari will open the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day symposium tomorrow at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja.

The National Coordinator, Nigeria Fallen Heroes Project, Kenneth Ibe-Kalu, in collaboration with Tradewide Company Limited (TCL) said at a media briefing in Abuja yesterday that the symposium would reawaken the spirit of oneness, unity and patriotism amongst the citizens.

He said it would ultimately affect positively all facets of national life as a people, leading to greater productivity, job creation and enhanced quality of life.

Ibe-Kalu said 37 widows of the fallen heroes one from each state of the country and the FCT would be empowered and scholarships would also be awarded to 111 children of the fallen heroes.

This means three children from each state of the federation and FCT. He added that 10 million fact-books would be distributed to primary, secondary and tertiary institutions across the nation.

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