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President Tinubu approves life assurance for troops

He expressed his administration's commitment to building a well equiped and truly professional army that will be a pride of the nation...

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President Tinubu approves life assurance for troops

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved Group Life Assurance to Nigerian troops as he reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to the welfare of soldiers across the country.

He expressed his administration’s commitment to building a well equiped and truly professional army that will be a pride of the nation.

The president’s message was delivered at the grand finale of the 2024 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCel) at Maxwell Khobe Cantonment in Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Saturday.

Delivering the president’s message at the occasion, Minister of Defence, Mohammed Abubakar Badaru, reiterated the federal government’s commitment to the welfare of soldiers.

He said the president had approved the payment of a group life assurance for soldiers who died in the line of duty.

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The one-week-long celebrations came to a climax on Saturday at the parade ground of Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, headquarters of the 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, in Bassa local government area of the state.

In his welcome address, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, assured troops of the army’s determination to secure every land from terrorists.

Highlight of the occasion include the display of the army armament and newly acquired helicopters.

Senior military officers, service chiefs, heads of para-military agencies, governors of Plateau and Taraba states, as well as retired military officers and traditional leaders were among the dignitaries who graced the occasion.

Proofreading, editing by Uji A. ILIYASU, Editor at Neptune Prime

 

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