The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured troops of Operation Lafiya Dole that their operational allowances owed them for the last two months will be paid this week.
Buratai said this followed the release of funds for the payment of operational allowances and logistics for the 3rd quarter of 2017 from the Ministry of Defence.
The Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Monday that Buratai gave the assurance in a special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to troops of the Nigerian army engaged in various operations both within and outside the country.
Usman said that in a letter containing the message, Buratai showered encomiums on the troops for the unflinching loyalty, perseverance, courage and dedication to duty.
The army chief said this had brought about the “desired success in the fight against terrorism, insurgency and other criminal activities”.
He also paid glowing tribute to those troops stationed outside the shores of the nation.
He thanked them for their patriotism, patience and understanding and reiterated that all funds meant for the troops and the Operation Lafiya Dole would always be paid promptly when received from the appropriate ministries.
Buratai said the Nigerian Army High Command under his leadership would continue to remain “responsible, responsive and accountable to troops’ operational requirements”.
He further commended them for their bravery, discipline and loyalty, and reminded them to always have confidence and trust in the leadership of the army.
He urged them to work hard to flush out the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, wherever they were hibernating, including the cyber terrorists.