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FG To Commence Payment of Group Life Assurance For Fallen Soldiers – Tinubu

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced approved measures to enhance the Army’s combat efficiency by paying Group Life Assurance for fallen soldiers, procurement of attack helicopters and combat enablers.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Information, Ministry of Defence, Henshaw Ogubike and made available to Channel Network Afrique, CNA.

According to the statement, the President, represented by the Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru, at the 2024 grand finale of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration at Maxwell Khobe Cantonment in Jos, Plateau State, praised the Nigerian Army for being one of the most patriotic and selfless elements of the nation for the immense sacrifices of its personal to ensure peace and security in the country.

President Tinubu emphasized the need for innovation, proactiveness, and inter agency collaboration to address the evolving security landscape.

“I encourage you to continue to work closely with your sister services, other security agencies as well as your fellow countrymen and women. There is no doubt that you represent the pride of the nation; an institution with history;an institution that has never failed Nigeria,” he said.

He also commended the Army’s efforts in addressing the nation’s security challenges, stating that the institution has risen to the challenge to keep Nigeria safe.

“We live in a complex and ever-changing world and our Army must continue to evolve to meet the new challenges of the changing world.

“I was toId that you spent a part of the Army Day Celebration holding lectures and brainstorming sessions on the evolving complex and uncertain security situations. It is good and proper that you did that so that you can be better prepared for the evolving challenges,” he said.

The President noted that, he was fully convinced that the Nigerian Military had justified the trust reposed on it to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria.

The event was attended by the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Matawalle, Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff among other top military and government functionaries.

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