Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has directed the state Ministry of Health, to give adequate medical care to ailing ex-service men and their families.
He noted that there was need to honor and recognised the efforts of those killed in service and reflect on the past.
“I have directed the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Health to look at the ex-servicemen that are medically challenged and give them the proper medical attention.
Maj. Gen. Ademoh Salihu, Commander, TRADOC, said that the armed forces had put in place welfare programmes such as provision of qualitative education for the children of ex-servicemen and the fallen heroes.
He described the sacrifice of the ex-service men and those who loss their lives while in service as “supreme ultimate price”.
“Laying your life in the course of service for your country is the most supreme sacrifice anybody can render to his nation.
Salihu, however, gave assurance that the army would continue to show dedication in the course of their duties in ensuring a peaceful country. (NAN)