Tinubu directs immediate payment of deceased soldiers’ insurance – COAS


President Bola Tinubu has directed the immediate payment of insurance entitlements owed to families of officers and soldiers who died while fighting to defend the nation.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, made this known at the opening of the combined second and third quarters COAS conference, on Tuesday in Abuja.

The conference is being attended by army field commanders and heads of institutions and establishments.

Lagbaja said the welfare of troops and their families was of paramount importance and pledged to consolidate all existing welfare arrangements to enhance the well-being of troops and their families to keep them focused on their tasks.

Lagbaja appreciated the president for directing that all pending insurance payments owed to the families were paid without delay and for his strategic guidance of the Armed Forces.

“On behalf of the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, I want to reiterate our unalloyed loyalty and pledge our total commitment to the defence of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.

The COAS urged army personnel to continue to work with other security agencies to decisively deal with all security challenges facing the country.

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