By Ifeanyi Nwoko
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has referred to as on the Federal Government and army authorities to prioritize the welfare of each their serving and retired personnel.
Saraki mentioned that the welfare of the servicemen have to be reviewed in view of the large sacrifices they render to maintain the peace and safety of the nation.
In a press release by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki made the decision after laying a wreath on the National Arcade to commemorate the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
He lauded the nationwide consideration being accorded the nation’s armed forces by means of the annual celebration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, and mentioned it’s time to do extra for members of of the armed forces nonetheless serving and people who have retired, whereas not neglecting the households of the fallen heroes.
Saraki additionally took to his twitter deal with to have a good time the fallen heroes.
Today, we honour the dedication and sacrifice of our Armed Forces and their households. We have a good time their service and thank them for his or her dedication to holding our nation protected. #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay pic.twitter.com/0LQxaCmqoA
— Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) January 15, 2018
“I have to commend the Federal Government for its dedication to make sure that the nation’s armed forces are totally catered for by way of operational logistics and welfare packages. But there may be room for extra when you think about that these are males who’ve given their all and proceed to provide their all for the safety, stability and prosperity of the nation.
“While serving members of the armed forces must be made to feel that their effort at protecting the territorial integrity of the country and assisting in the maintenance of law and order internally – often at the risk of their very lives – is not in vain, the welfare of the immediate families of all our fallen heroes must be given due consideration,” he acknowledged.
He counseled the management and members of the Nigerian armed forces for his or her steady assist to civil authorities in guaranteeing the protection of lives and property in all elements of the nation.
Saraki nevertheless referred to as on them to not relent in restoring peace to all troubled elements of the nation.
He pledged that the National Assembly will proceed to make sure that all payments regarding the armed forces’ operation and welfare are given accelerated consideration and passage.