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The Armed Forces and Remembrance Day Celebration is a worldwide phenomenon in which nations set aside a particular day annually to celebrate their Armed Forces. Although most have certain things in common, the date and sequence of events celebrating it varies from one country to another. These standard denominations include prayers, parades, laying of the wreath and charitable activities.

As the name indicates, emphasis is on members of the Armed Forces, not non-military Nigerian heroes and heroines the country has produced. Though the country has produced many non-military heroes, Nigerians are still waiting for an imaginative government to carve out a Remembrance Day for them. Aside instituting a low-key Armed Forces Remembrance Day since 2015, the Buhari/Osinbajo administration has a moral and historical duty to introduce a Heroes’ Day on the nation’s official calendar.

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to provide logistics and financial resources to the Armed Forces to enable them to engage and train local vigilantes in the fight against insurgency.

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday said the Nigerian Defence Academy has manifested the Federal Government vision of repositioning the Armed Forces to meet emerging security challenges in the country.