Welfare Of Troops Paramount ~ Ambassador Sheni
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Ambassador Danjuma Sheni has reiterated that the welfare of troops remains paramount and all necessary due process would be followed to achieve this.
Ambassador Sheni disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja. He said he was in the Defence Headquarters to boost the morale of the military personnel and to get acquitted with the Chief of Defence Staff and the Principal Staff Officers.
He explained that the defence is a very important ministry as far as national security is concerned and the troops’ sacrifice in the ongoing war against insurgency remains praise-worthy. He then pledged an unflinching support to Defence Headquarters and its operations.
In his remark, General Olonisakin expressed appreciation for the visit. He lauded the Ministry on its efforts to motivate the troops through welfare package. He therefore used the occasion to further solicit for more and better accommodation for service personnel. He also urged the Ministry of Defence to specially look into the troops’ welfare through the actualization of life assurance and other packages for them.