Tinubu to Commit N18bn as Group Life Assurance Policy for fallen heroes’ families

Grace Ihesiulo
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As the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day beckons, President Bola Tinubu has pledged to commit at least N18 billion to cover Group Life Assurance benefits to soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The fund would also incorporate other expenses and entitlements for families of fallen heroes of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

The President made the pledge on Wednesday while launching the Emblem Appeal Fund for the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the State House, Abuja.

Tinubu also assured of his administration’s continued support to the nation’s Armed Forces by repositioning the Army.

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“We owe a debt of gratitude to our gallant troops, who have risen to the challenge of securing this great nation.

” In appreciation of the sacrifices of the men and women of our Armed Forces and to underscore this government’s commitment with their welfare, I have approved the sum of N18 billion for the payment of the Group Life Assurance benefits and other entitlements to the families of service members who lost their lives in line of duty.”

Meanwhile, the First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu on Sunday said her husband, President Bola Tinubu is not a magician.

She made the remarks in Abuja while speaking at the interdenominational church service to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary, tagged, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

She said the Tinubu administration inherited the situation on the ground but is willing to fix things without putting blame on any administration.

“All we inherited are things that had happened many years ago; we are not here to put blame on any administration but to fix what has been damaged.

“My husband is not a magician; he is going to work and I believe and hope that we will have peace in this country; the best is yet to come to us,” she said.

“Good governance can only be impactful if the people follow the example of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who embodied the fruit of the spirit, including love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance and forgiveness.

“A Nigeria of abundance has begun, and to be part of the greatness that God has started in the nation, Nigerians must look beyond their current realities and embrace hope anew,” she said.

“There is no challenge, obstacle or difficulty that we cannot overcome or surmount if we imbibe the nature of Christ who said in Matthew 11:28 that ‘come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest’.

“In times like these, all we do is to keep our hope alive, the lively hope which Jesus Christ has birthed in us,” she said.

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