Gov Bala Launches 2024 Emblem Appeal Fund Honoring Fallen Heroes, Donates N1.5Million

Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has called on Nigerians, corporate organizations, non-governmental organizations, public sector and senior civil servants to make big contribution in order support the family of the legionnaires.

According to Lawal Muazu Bauchi, SSA New Media, Mohammed made the call while launching the 2024 Emblem Appeal Fund where he recounted the contribution of the fallen heroes who served the nation in order to protect and preserve its integrity as well as its survival as a single entity through their sacrifices during the World War, Nigerian Civil war and other military challenges.

He recalled that his administration had in the previous year provided the legion with a house to serve as office accommodation, adding that he will continue to carry them along to ensure their activities are eased and lives upgraded.

Governor Bala said it is therefore pertinent that Nigerians show appreciation to the families, saying the emblem reflects on the development of the Nigerian Armed Forces and the political development of the country as whole.

He called on citizens and wealthy individuals to put the legionnaires in their minds and come to their aid by developing interested in their day-to-day activities in whatever form they can.

It is, according to Mohammed, a collective responsibility to cater for their welfare, assuring the gathering that the state government will continue to ensure the comfort of the legionnaires and their families by engaging them in employment in government ministries, departments, agencies and other poverty alleviation schemes to as part of his effort to lessen the burden and providing succor to them.

Bala Mohammed used the medium to call on the Inspector General of the Police and the Nigeria Police Force to also establish similar for the retirees of the Police.

During the session, Mohammed announced the personal donation of one point five million naira and thus:

-Deputy Governor – 500,000
-Bauchi State Government – 2.5 million
-Speaker, Chief Judge and Grand Khadi- 250,000 each
-Judges and Khadis collectively – 700,000
-Members of BAHA- 50,000 each
– SSG-100,000
-Head of Service and Chief of Staff- 100,000 each
-State PDP chairman – 100,000
-Deputy CoS, Advisers and Permanent Secretaries -20,000 each
-Honorable Commissioners – 40,000 each
LG caretaker committee chairmen -20,000 each
Total: Ten million, six hundred and twenty thousand naira.