Governor David Nweze Umahi laid a wreath on the cenotaph of the unknown soldier as part of activities to mark the end of 2023 Armed Forces rememberance day, celebration.

 Governor of Ebonyi State,Engr. David Nweze Umahi in a handshake with the Deputy Governor, Barr. Kelechi Igwe immediately after his arrival at Unity Square, Abakaliki

The wreath laying ceremony took place at the Unity Square, Abakaliki.

Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr.David Nweze Umahi inspecting the guard of honour, during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, at Unity Square, Abakaliki
Gov. Umahi marching to pay his respect to the fallen heroes
Gov. Umahi with the wreath to pay his tribute to the fallen heroes.

Those who took turns to lay the wreath include; the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Francis Nwifuru represented by the Leader of the House, Honourable Victor Chukwu, the Chief Judge, Justice Elvis Ngene, Commissioner of Police, Garba Aliyu, Cantonment Commander, Nkwagu Military Cantonment, Lt. Col Atomode, the Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Ebonyi State, Captain Fidelis Ogodo retired, the Chairman, Ebonyi State Traditional Rulers Council, Chief Charles Mkpuma, and a representative of the Legion Widows, Mrs Ada Onum.

Governor Umahi laying the wreath on the catacomb of an unknown fallen hero in Unity Square, Abakaliki.
Gov. David Umahi paying his respect to the fallen heroes 

The Governor who on arrival inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Nigeria Army, also released a pigeon, as a symbol of Peace.

Gov.David Nweze Umahi releasing pigeons during the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at Unity Square, Abakaliki
Gov. David Nweze Umahi signing the condolence register during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day at Unity Square, Abakaliki.

The detachment later sounded a twenty one gun salute in honour of the fallen heroes.

The Governor afterwards signed a condolence register as a mark of respect to the gallant heroes.

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