Abuja - Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike
has appealed to authorities to ensure the welfare of families of slain military
personnel and surviving retired staff received top priority.
The governor stated this during an inter-denominational
Church Service at Saint Thomas Anglican Church to mark this year's Armed Forces
The event has concluded in Port Harcourt.
Wike said the nation needed to cater for all serving and retired military personnel who have
sacrificed to protect others in the country.
He noted that it was important to always celebrate the
soldiers who lost their lives defending the nation while others were pursuing
their personal endeavours.
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The governor said that he is aware that the Federal
Government was working hard to ensure military pensioners were paid their
Wike said the state government had made the payment of
pensioners and civil servants a top priority.
He said that his administration would never relegate the payment of salaries and pensions to
the background because workers and pensioners require their entitlements to
maintain their families.
At the same event, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey of
the Anglican Niger Delta Province, urged the Federal Government to always take
measures to improve on the welfare of military personnel and pensioners.
- CAJ News