Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state on Tuesday distributed micro-credit loans to widows of soldiers who lost their lives in the war against the Boko Haram sect.
Akeredolu, who gave cheques to the dependants of the dead soldiers at the parade and wreath-laying ceremony in Akure.
It’s a cash gift of N100, 000 to each of the 30 widows of the fallen heroes.
The token is to cushion the impact of immediate problems engendered by the unfortunate losses.
He added that no amount of money can replace the lives of the dead soldiers, and called on individuals and corporate organizations to assist in bringing smiles to the faces of this category of persons who had become vulnerable because of the loss of their breadwinners.
The governor also donated an operational vehicle to the Nigerian Legion in the state, in fulfillment of his promise to the demands of the Legion.
While highlighting the steps taken so far by his administration to ensure security of lives and properties in the state, Akeredolu said, “I want to seize this opportunity to thank the security agencies for their efforts in providing security in the State.
“The spirits of our departed heroes lying symbolically within the Cenotaph deserve our recognition and appreciation at all times.”