Thursday, 15 January 2015

Armed Forces Remenbrance Day: Anambra State Ex-Servicemen laments Neglect, starvation

Okey Chris
Awka, Anambra State

The Anambra State Chairman of the Nigerian Region, Major Gabriel Anyibuaku (RTD) has lampooned the federal and state governments for neglecting the plights of Ex-Servicemen and former Biafran Soldiers in the country.

Major Anyibuaku, told Daily Times in Awka, shortly after celebrating this year's "Arm-forces remembrance day", that the government at all levels abandoned his people to rot and die without care since termination of civil war.

According to the retired Major, while lots of Ex-Servicemen and Biafran warriors join their ancestors on daily basis sequel to poverty and starvation rocking their various homes, most of their children remain dropouts till date.

He further denied what he termed "media reported compensation of 1.6 million naira" the federal government of Nigeria, and 64 million naira, the former Governor Peter Obi allegedly doled to the group for the purpose of catering for their welfare.

"Where is the money? I read about them on the print and broadcast media but I am yet to receive them till date. Had it been we got the sum, all us would have been better fed for. This is why majority feared to register with us", he sad.

He therefore appealed to Governor Willie Obiano, President Goodluck Jonathan and spirited individuals in the country to come to their rescue as a matter of immediacy rather than commemorating their death.



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