The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has appealed to government to strive toward prompt payment of entitlements to the families of fallen soldiers.
She made the call at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna on Wednesday where soldiers who sustained injuries while fighting insurgents were being treated.
“The families of the gallant soldiers who lost their lives in the course of fighting insurgency in the North-East must be promptly paid because they are national heroes.”
She said that the regular payment of such entitlements had become necessary as the families left behind would need basic things for upkeep.
“I am appealing to the Chief Army Staff to ensure such payments; their families need such support for school fees of children.
“I pray God to bless the families they left behind’’, she said.
She commended the staff and management of the hospital for giving the soldiers the needed care.
“I learnt that some of them are being taken to India and other countries for proper treatment. I thank you for being there for the country.”
She said the country was winning the war against insurgency, adding the menace would soon come to an end.
The president’s wife said that peace had started returning to the region, and declared that government was on top of the situation.
Mrs Buhari offered gifts to the patients, and pregnant and nursing women in the Accident/Emergency and Obstetrics/Gynaecology Wards.
Lt.-Col. Ogbe Omoruyi, Plastic Surgeon in the hospital, said 97 soldiers were receiving in the hospital.
He commended Mrs. Buhari for coming to see and care for the patients, saying that the visit would enhance their healing process.
The President, Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), Mrs Ummal-Khalsum Buratai, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the effort to end insurgency, and thanked Mrs Buhari for the visit
She prayed God to give the administration the wisdom to move the country forward.
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