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Defence Ministry releases operational allowances for Nigerian troops- Army Chief


Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. T. Yusuf Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has Monday despatched a special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to troops of the Nigerian Army engaged in various operations both within and outside the country.

This, according to a statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Rations, is contained in a letter sent to various formations and corps Commanders, as well as Commanders of the various training institutions of the Nigerian Army on Sunday 5th November 2017.

In the letter, Lieutenant General Buratai showered encomiums on the troops for the unflinching loyalty, perseverance, courage and dedication to duty which 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.

The   COAS has  also assured troops especially those on Operation LAFIYA DOLE of their welfare. This is coming from the good news of the release of funds for the payment of operational allowances and logistics for the Third  Quarter 2017 from the Ministry of Defence. He further stated that this would facilitate the payment of operational allowances owed to them for the last two months this week accordingly.

The COAS while thanking them for their patriotism, patience and understanding, further reiterated that he will ensure that  as usual,  all funds meant for the troops and the Operation LAFIYA DOLE   will always be paid promptly when received from the appropriate Ministries.

He further stated that the Nigerian Army  High Command under his  leadership will continue    to remain responsible, responsive and accountable to troops’ operational requirements.

While commending the troops for their bravery, discipline and loyalty, he nevertheless reminded them to always have confidence and trust on the leadership of the Nigerian Army and indeed that of the nation, adding that they must work hard to flush out the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are hibernating including the cyber terrorists.

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