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Foundation launches support fund for family of fallen security officers

Foundation for Families of Fallen Servicemen, a nongovernmental organization has launched a Support Fund for children and widows of security operatives who lost their lives in the line of duty for the nation.

Spokesperson of the group, Falodun Temitope, and made available to newsmen in Benin City, said the launching of the support fund was part of the group’s policy to cushion the effect of the immediate financial challenges faced by the dependants of deceased lower rank personnel pending when the Federal Government pays their death benefits.

Temitope said the decision to launch the support fund was sequel to a special resolution passed by its board of trustees at the 16th session of the foundation’s trustees virtual quarterly meeting, held on December 23, 2020.

He noted that the support fund would also boost the morale of other security operatives at the front lines fighting for the nation as it will show Nigerians are aware of their sacrifices and appreciate their resilience in confronting the nation’s security challenges.

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He added that the total fundraised would be disbursed to the children and widows of security operatives who died in the line of duty in the year 2020.

Chairman of the foundation, Ojo Toluwatope Alex, said the foundation would continue to advocate for better welfare for veterans and families of security operatives who die in the line of duty in Nigeria within the nations available resources.

Toluwatope who, however, solicited for donations from Nigerians, philanthropists, corporate organisation and members of the public, noted that the security of every nation depends largely on the support and respect the citizenry and leadership give to the families of those who die defending the country.

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