- The welfare of Nigerian troops will be improved in the new year, the Chief of Army Staff has said
- The Army chief said the welfare of members of the personnel immediate families will also improve
- According to the chief, the Federal Government has assured of its commitment to the welfare of the troops
The chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday, December 31, announced that troops of the Nigerian Army that their new year would be filled with improved welfare.
Speaking in Gwoza local government area of Borno state while addressing the troops, the Army Chief said the Nigerian government has assured the Military of its commitment to the welfare of officers and men of the armed forces.
Buratai said the improved welfare packages will also take care of families of personnel of the Nigerian Army.
Commending the troops in Gwoza for the patriotism they have shown in ensuring that every part of the country remains safe for citizens, the Army chief urged that the attack against the terrorists' group in the area be maintained.
He also wished the troops well ahead of the New Year while stating that their efforts are appreciated.
He said: “I am here to see you, I have been to other places and I seize this opportunity to come and see you before the end of the year and wish you well in the coming year."
“We appreciate you for being so gallant, for decimating the Boko Haram terrorists and I want to urge you to maintain it, you must remain focused, disciplined and professional," Buratai said.
He added that the Army and the Federal Government will do everything possible to ensure troops' comfort, especially for their families in the barracks as well.
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“Your welfare will be improved in the year 2020 and so you have to put in your best and ensure that you uphold the trust of the Federal Government."
“We must ensure that we don’t allow these criminals to come back again,” the Army chief noted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that UNICEF had said that over 20,000 grave violations were committed against Nigerian children in the last seven years.
The international agency said there has been an equivalent of more than 45 violations every day for the last 10 years against children.
It also warned that children across the globe have continued to pay a deadly price in the face of the conflict.
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