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FG approves N18.4bn to clear backlog of Life Assurance allowances for troops since 2011

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Troops of the 4 Special Forces Command Headquarters in Doma, Nasarawa State learned Thursday that a sum of N18.4 billion has been approved to clear backlogs of Life Assurance allowances for troops. The soldiers were then tasked to perform their duties with renewed vigour to combat the spat of insurgency and criminality in the region.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Toareed Lagbaja, stated this during a visit to the 4 Command headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Doma, on Wednesday.

The visit was to interface with troops as part of efforts to enhance their operational activities.

The COAS said the troops should continue to adopt new strategic innovations in combating the spate of insurgency and criminality in all parts of the country.

General Lagbaja further stated that in the last few months, the Federal Government had remained consistent in deploying resources to the Nigerian army to enable troops to perform their duties with renewed vigour.

He called on the troops to continue to put the unity and security of the country above every other consideration, and to ensure that there is no hiding place for criminal elements, to pave the way for development to thrive in all areas.

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He, however, charged the troops to see the significant successes so far recorded in tackling insecurity in most parts of the north-central geopolitical zone as a stepping stone to redouble their efforts in discharging their duties.

Lagbaja said that the federal government has approved the sum of N18.4 billion, to clear the backlog of arrears of Life Assurance Allowance for troops since 2011.