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Niger Gov calls for improved welfare for serving, retired security personnel

Niger State Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello has called for a more robust welfare package for security personnel including those serving and retired across the country to motivate and boost their morale.

Bello stated this during the launching of the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem in Minna, the state capital, said currently their welfare is nothing to write home about, which has affected their morales.

According to him, “as a matter of fact because of how Nigeria is today, the welfare of the security agents is nothing to write home about and that has affected their morale and their motivation. It should be done often and not annually.

“I strongly believe security agents both serving and retired should be properly taken care of as means of encouraging other security personnel to know that their efforts and death is not in vain.”

The governor stated that Niger State, for example, is confronted with security challenges such as Banditry, kidnapping among others in different parts of the state of which the security personnel is doing their best to ensure the safety of all.

“What we are doing today is symbolic. It won’t bring them back and that is why when opportunities like this come we must make good use of them. This is to show that we stand by them. We urge Nigerians to take out time to contribute to their welfare.

“What we do today is to show appreciation for what they have done for Niger state and Nigeria. Some of them paid a very serious price in trying to keep us safe. It is important especially in these days where we are dealing with an insurgency,” the Governor said.

Earlier, Chairman, Nigerian Legion, Niger State Council, Mamuda Baba Ahmed said the yearly is to pay tribute to all those who fought selflessly for the peace and unity of the country by paying the ultimate price.

He appealed to all to donate generously to the Legion to enable it to assist the numerous dependents of free fallen heroes, while also requesting an operational vehicle for easy movement of the members.

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