President Bola Tinubu has directed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, to immediately pay off insurance entitlements owed to the families of officers and soldiers who died while fighting to defend the nation.
Taoreed Lagbaja revealed the President’s directives at the opening of the Combined Second and Third Quarters COAS Conference on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to the COAS, the welfare of troops and their families was of paramount importance.
“In addition to providing befitting living quarters for our personnel, we shall ensure the newly introduced Affordable Home Ownership Option for All Soldiers Scheme, designed to provide affordable and high-quality post-service homes for our soldiers, works.
“We shall also ensure that our injured warriors get the best medical care and continue to support the widows and next-of-kin of our fallen heroes,” he said.
Lagbaja thanked the President for his directive on all pending insurance payments.
He pledged the total commitment of the Nigerian Army to the defence of the Constitution of the country.
Lagbaja urged army personnel to continue to work with other security agencies to decisively deal with all security challenges facing the country.
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