The National Orientation Agency (NOA), said on Saturday that it had concluded arrangements to honour on Feb.14, Valentine’s Day, soldiers fighting the insurgency in the North East.
Mr. Mike Omeri, NOA Director General, said in a statement signed by the Agency’s Assistant Head, Press, Ms Helen Onuoha in Abuja.
He said that those who died in the line of duty also known as `fallen heroes’ would be honoured and celebrated in a joint concert with the National Troupe of Nigeria (NTN).
He said the concert, which was part of the agency’s annual Patriotism Concert, has the theme, “Salute to Our Fallen Heroes; Songs to Our Fighting Forces.”
“This year’s concert is intended to raise positive narrative about the country, to a position of dominance in national discussions and restore confidence in our unity as a people. .
“The bravery of our fallen national heroes and the gallantry of our fighting soldiers remain as untold stories in the country.
“The time has come for citizens to fall in love with the stories of these patriots as a way of boosting the feelings of patriotism among citizens.
“We need to encourage citizens to use the pervasive ambience of love at Valentine, to reflect on the positive achievements of our nation.
“We also need to encourage members of the public to show selfless love for our country as we show love to our fellow citizens,” Omeri said
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the concert is scheduled to hold at the Unity Square in Abuja.