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'The welfare of troops is paramount' - Defence ministry

14 January 2016, 08:05Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja -? The welfare of troops is paramount and all measures necessary will be followed to achieve this, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Danjuma Sheni, has said.

He gave the assurance during a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja late Wednesday.

Sheni was in the Defence Headquarters to boost the morale of the military personnel and to get acquitted with the Chief of Defence Staff and the Principal Staff Officers.

?He explained  the defence was a key ministry as far as national security was concerned, thus the troops’ sacrifice in the ongoing war against insurgency remained praise-worthy.

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Sheni then pledged unwavering support to the Defence Headquarters and its operations.

?Olonisakin meanwhile lauded the Ministry on its efforts to motivate the troops through welfare package.

He solicited for more and better accommodation for service personnel.

Olonisakin urged the Ministry of Defence to specially look into the troops’ welfare through the establishment of a life assurance and other packages for military personnel.

- CAJ News


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