The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has presented cheques to 10 maiden beneficiaries of the Nigeria Army Personal Insurance Scheme.
In an effort to give financial stability and support to families of soldiers who died while serving, checks were sent to the next of kin (NOKs) of the fallen heroes.
Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, director of Army Public Relations, said the action was a demonstration of the Nigerian Army’s gratitude for the service and sacrifices made by its men in defense of the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
He also reaffirmed the commitment and capability of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army (NA) in ensuring a safe and secure environment for good governance and socio-economic development, in collaboration with sister Services and other security agencies.
The COAS gave the cheques and affirmation on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the closing ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quarters Conference 2023, at the Army Headquarters Command Officers’ Mess 1, Asokoro, Abuja.
He reiterated that the briefs and presentations made during the conference have reinforced the tasks and clearly depicted the challenges ahead of the NA.
He, therefore, charged all formation Commanders to calibrate their strength to deal a decisive blow on the nation’s adversaries.
He added that the far-reaching decisions made during the conference will propel the Army to redefine its training and operational activities in order to actualize desirable outcomes.
General Lagbaja remarked that the conference provided a veritable platform to review the Nigerian Army’s training, operational, and administrative activities that directly relate to national security.