BY GANIYU AGBELUSI
The Owa of Idanre, Oba Fredrick Aroloye has urged Nigerians to build on the foundation of unity laid by the nation’s fallen heroes and avoid anything that can ever lead to another civil war in the country.
Oba Aroloye made the call shortly after the laying of wreath ceremony to round off of this year’s Armed Forces and Remembrance Day celebration at the Local Government Secretariat in Idanre.
The Monarch pleaded with Nigerians to be more tolerant of themselves while politicians should be more wary of divisive statements and focus on unifying the country the more.
He observed that progress could only be achieved in an atmosphere of peace, Unity and love.
Earlier in his speech, the Chairman of Idanre Local Government, Prince Kayode Aroloye had reminded Nigerians of the essence of the Armed forces and remembrance day as an avenue “to honour and remember soldiers who died at the warfront”.
Prince Aroloye lauded the military who are ferociously battling the Boko Haram insurgents urging Nigerians to demonstrate love for families of fallen soldiers and also help the incapacitated ones so as to serve as morale booster to those still in active service.
The council boss appealed to residents of idanre to embrace all COVID-19 protocols as the virus was wreaking havoc globally.
Prince Aroloye said “we should protect ourselves by obeying all the rules that will protect from the dreaded COVID-19.
Various paramilitary groups, the police and NYSC were on parade at the event graced by the Awosunye of Atosin Idanre, Oba Gilbert Olakunle Ogunlowo, the Regent and Lisa of Alade Idanre, High Chief MacDonald Akinsowon, the Yeyelobun of Idanre kingdom, Chief Adejisola Akinfolarin.
Others are the Yeyelobun of Atosin Idanre, High Chief Durojaye Aroloye, CSP Clement Akinola, DPO, Idanre, Mr. Olawale Otitolaye of NSCDC and many other Local Government functionaries.