Deceased Soldier's Next Of Kin Gets Emolument
To fulfill of the objectives of the present administration to provide for the welfare of the people left behind by the fallen heroes, the Federal Government has handed over the cheques of the 218 deceased soldiers who lost their lives during the course of duty, to their Next of Kin.
Presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries, the Hon Minister Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali stated that our soldiers remain steadfast in the execution of their duties spread across the various flashpoints the nationwide: fighting insurgency, militancy, communal clashes and cattle rustling amongst others; all in a bid to ensure our collective national security.
The Minister further stated that, “with the improved security and overwhelming successes in the fight against insurgency we are hopeful that casualties will be reduced to the barest minimum in the years to come”.
Earlier in his speech, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Ambassador Danjuma Sheni, said that the Group Life Assurance Scheme for the Armed Forces emanated from the Pension Reform Act 2004 as amended in 2011, and assured transparency, and due process in disbursement of the funds ear marked.
He further advised the beneficiaries (the families of the deceased), to use the money given to them judiciously and prudently.
By Ituke Patience