The Nigerian Army has pledged to take responsibility for the education of children of soldiers who died while fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, quoted the Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Army, Maj.- Gen. Adamu Abubakar, as having made the comment while presenting the Group Life Assurance cheques to next of kins of fallen soldiers at the Army headquarters.
Abubakar, who represented the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the occasion said that the cheques were meant to assist the bereaved families, who lost their loved ones in the battle against insurgency.
He said that the Army would also sponsor four children from each of the families from primary to tertiary education level.
The statement read in part, “In his remarks, Gen. Abubakar said the cheques were to provide succour to the bereaved families to cushion the economic impact caused by the loss of their bread- winners.
“Maj.-Gen. Abubakar added that aside from the cheques, the Army would sponsor four children each of the bereaved families, from primary up to the tertiary level of education.”