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Army Presents Cheques To Families Of fallen Heroes

Posted: Jun 25, 2015 at 3:18 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

THE Nigerian Army has presented cheques to next of kins of 62 officers and soldiers who died in operation ZAMAM LAFIYA in the North-East zone of the country.

The Chief of Administration Army, Maj.-Gen Adamu Abubakar, presented the cheques in Abuja on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

He said the cheques were provided by the Office of the National Security Adviser as part of palliatives to cushion the effect of the immediate families of the fallen heroes.

He said: “It is not that the cheques are part of the statutory payment; it is just a relief for the family of our fallen heroes in the North-East.

“I must reiterate that the affected families should try as much as possible to start processing of the benefits of their breadwinners early; so that we can make prompt payment.

“After this, you still have a lot to collect; you have the group life assurance claim, benevolent fund, Nigerian Army Welfare Insurance Scheme and the gratuity of the soldier.

“And the last one will be the sponsorship of children that are below the age of 18 from nursery school up to the university; which the Nigeria Army will take responsibility of.”

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Esther Odigie, said she was grateful for the gesture as the money would go a long way to help the family.

Mrs Helen Makwusuba thanked the Army for the gesture, adding that the money would assist her in taking care of the children.