The chairman of Ibeno Local Government Council, High Chief Williams Mkpah, has charged citizens to imbibe the spirit of love and unity for harmonious coexistence. Mkpah gave the charge on on Sunday during the interdenominational thanksgiving service held at the Apostolic Church, Odorokuku, Ibeno Local Government Area, to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration stressing that peace is Paramount for the work load on security operatives to be reduced. The council’s boss, while addressing the congregation and members of the Nigerian legion, Ibeno chapter, observed a minute of silence in honour of fallen heroes in the course of protecting the sovereignty of the country. He appreciated the security operatives and Armed Forces in general for their contributions and sacrifices for Nigeria’s unity. He reiterated his determination to carry out his executive responsibilities without fear or favour, noting that the Armed Remembrance Day celebration is a sad reminder of those who died while discharging their duties for the nation. The chairman decried the recent cult crises and robbery incidents witnessed in the area, urged the people to remain focused and confident in government, and promised to make Ibeno safer and peaceful. “We know security is a very serious concern and to ensure we are comfortable and safe, I will ensure that a befitting police station is built in order to upgrade existing one, the chairman stated. The chairman in his magnimity as a lover of education also promised to pay bursary to Ibeno students studying in tertiary institutions beginning from next month. This, he said, will go a long way to relieve parents of some academic burdens in the new academic session billed to resume soon. High point of the occasion was cash donation to the church and prayers for Nigeria, the Nigerian Legion, Akwa Ibom State and Ibeno Local Government. Dignitaries who graced the occasion where all principal officers of the local government, security agencies, chairman of Nigerian Legion Ibeno LGA, rtd. Staff Sergeant Alexander Thomas, chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ukeme Jim and members of Nigerian Legion.