The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday paid severance benefits of 184 deceased Officers and soldiers under the Federal Government’s Group Life Insurance Scheme.
The beneficiaries were those who died in active service between 2018 and 2019.
Presenting the cheque to the widows of the deceased officers at a solemn ceremony at the Defence Headquarters, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Salihi, Magashi assured that the government will continue to enhance the welfare of the dependants of the fallen heroes.
He said that no amount of compensation can assuage their loss, urging them to take solace in the fact that the sacrifices of the deceased officers will not be forgotten.
According to him, “we cannot compensate you more than what we have done but we will continue to pray that God will give you the strength to bear the loss and train the children these fallen heroes have left behind”.
Speaking on behalf of the family members of the deceased officers, Mr. Casmir Ndinfo, thanked the Federal Government for the prompt payment of the entitlements.
He urged the government to continue to improve on the welfare of the families the fallen heroes to cushion their plight.