COAS reaffirms commitment to welfare of army veterans

COAS reaffirms commitment to welfare of army veterans

- The Nigerian Army has re-emphasized its commitment to the welfare of its veterans

- The army noted that the veterans remain key stakeholders in the discharge of Nigerian Army's constitutional roles

- Army boss, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai commended the veterans for their commitment and loyalty to the Nigerian Army and the nation

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has re-emphasized commitment to the welfare of army veterans, whom he noted, remain key stakeholders in the discharge of Nigerian Army's constitutional roles.

The COAS made this assertion during a meeting with members of the Nigerian Legion, Zamfara chapter in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday, May 15, a statement a statement sent to Legit.ng by Brigade 1 spokesman, Lieutenant Ayobami Oni-Orisan revealed.

The COAS was represented by the Deputy Director, Retired officers at the Nigerian Army Directorate of Veteran Affairs (NADVA), Army headquarters, Brigadier General Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim.

He commended the veterans for their commitment and loyalty to the Nigerian Army and the nation despite having retired from active service.

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This, he said, is in line with the COAS policy of ensuring quality welfare for troops, both serving and retired.

Speaking at the event, the chairman, Nigerian Legion, Zamfara state chapter, Abdullahi Umar thanked the COAS for the kind gesture, noting that the visit was the first of its kind.

He assured the COAS that Nigerian Army veterans under the aegis of Nigerian Legion, Zamfara state chapter, would continue to play a key role in enabling proactive security at the grassroots in the state.

Speaking on behalf of the COAS, Brigadier General Ibrahim further urged the Legionnaires to remain steadfast in fostering peace in the state.

“The successes so far achieved in ongoing operations can be attributed to the collective effort of all stakeholders in Zamfara state,” emphasizing that “achieving lasting peace in the state is a task for all which must be done.”

Present at the occasion were the Deputy Director, Discharged Soldiers, Directorate of Army Veteran Affairs, Colonel Umar Gita Musa, Liaison Officer, Captain Abubakar Sadiq Muhammad, the Vice Chairman, Nigerian Legion, Zamfara state chapter, Abdullahi Maikasuwa and other key officials and members of the state chapter.

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Buratai recently blamed the violence and banditry in the country on embittered politicians who lost in the last general elections.

The COAS said this on Wednesday, May 15, during the visit by three House of Representatives committee at the military’s headquarters of the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno state.

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