The Bauchi State chapter of the Nigerian Legion paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency Governor Mohammed A. Abubakar at the Government House, Bauchi.
The visit was part of the annual Armed Forces remembrance activities.
Chairman of the Bauchi State Chapter of the legion, Retired Warrant Officer Idris Danjuma Ningi and leader of the delegation thanked the Governor for the support he’s been rendering to the legion.
The chairman also used the opportunity in commending the Governor for his success in making Bauchi State the most peaceful state in the Northeast sub region. The chairman assured the governor of the entire military retirees’ readiness to answer call from the government anytime their service is needed.
The legion also acknowledged His Excellency’s purposeful leadership and the outstanding achievements recorded so far in all sectors.
In his remarks, Governor Mohammed A. Abubakar assured the legionnaires and their families his government’s commitment towards ensuring their comfort by way of engaging them in gainful employment in government departments, and also through provision of loans in cash and in kind to make them self-employed.
The governor made a passionate appeal to the private sector, public officers, senior civil servants, non-governmental organisations, corporate bodies and well to do individuals to complement government efforts towards improving the lives of the ex-service men especially by contributing to the coffers of the Nigerian legion.
As his personal donation and that of his family, Governor M.A Abubakar pledged the sum of One Million and Five Hundred thousand Naira (N1,500,000), while the Bauchi State Government donated the sum of Two Million and Five Hundred thousand Naira only.
Others who donated included His Excellency the Deputy Governor, Speaker of BAHA, Secretary to the State Government, office of the Chief of Staff, Head of Service, State Chairman of the APC, all Commissioners and Special Advisers, Perm Secs, Grand Khadi and Judges, SSAs, SAs and PAs etc. were the total sum of N10,000,000 was raised.
In addition, the governor promised to provide the legion with office furnitures and a donation of Ford Galaxy for the use of the legion.