Monday, 14 July 2014

Deceased Army Officer's Severance: Army Chief's Wife Seeks Expedited Payment of Slain Soldiers’ Entitlements

Wife of Nigeria's army chief, Mrs. Felly Minimah has pledged to wade into the struggle by families of deceased officers and men of the Army to secure the release of owed severance benefits.

She made the resolve in Kaduna, northwest of the country when she visited the women at the Ribadu cantonment.

Felly Minimah says it's disgraceful that relatives of people who died defending the territorial integrity of the nationare left to suffer.

Tesem Akende reports that few out of many women who have lost their husbands to attacks by insurgents in the country's northeast region gather to table their argument.

The challenges of life are now taking a toll on them, as most of them are yet to be paid severance benefits of their husbands after death.

The visit of the army chief's wife in company of wives of other senior military officers brings a ray of hope to them.

Though the visit is one based on goodwill, the widows are quick to present their complaints, and are assured of an intervention as soon as

In addition to the assurances, the army chief's wife also prayed against activities of the insurgents and a quick end to the war.

The visiting dignitaries also encourage serving officers and men of the army to remain focused and determined to win the insurgency war.

Amidst daunting challenges, they insist that it is rewarding serving their fatherland, urging the officers and men of the army never to
relent in their responsibility of protecting the territorial integrity of the nation.

TV Continental