The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has presented cheques to 10 maiden beneficiaries of Nigeria Army Personal Insurance Scheme.
The presentation of cheques to next of kins (NOKs) of the fallen heroes was an effort to provide financial security and support to families of personnel who died in active service.
The director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the gesture was an expression of Nigeria Army’s appreciation of the service and sacrifices of its personnel in defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation.
He also reaffirmed the commitment and capability of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army (NA) in ensuring 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 actualise desirable outcomes.
General Lagbaja remarked that the conference provided a veritable platform to review Nigerian Army’s training, operational, and administrative activities that directly relate to national security.