Lawmaker advocates higher welfare for households of slain troopers


Lawmaker advocates better welfare for families of slain soldiers


Mr. Hilary Bisong, a member of the Cross River Home of Meeting, has known as on the Federal Authorities to enhance the welfare for households of slain troopers who misplaced their lives whereas in energetic service.

Bisong, who represents Boki II State Constituency within the Meeting, made the decision on Wednesday in Calabar in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria in the course of the event of the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.


He stated that one of many methods to recollect the dedicated service of the slain troopers was to enhance the welfare of their households by means of improved financial packages and well timed fee of their advantages.

The lawmaker lauded the Armed Forces for his or her function in defending the territorial integrity of the nation and known as for prayers for personnel at the moment in troubled areas within the North East for peacekeeping.

“When a soldier dies within the line of responsibility, it’s the duty of the federal government to supply succor for his household and enhance their welfare.


“Up to now decade, Nigeria had confronted myriads of safety challenges and this has threatened the peace of the nation.

“We will restore this peace by bringing progress again to the folks by means of improved welfare and funding for our safety personnel together with coaching and provision of contemporary gear to assist their operations.

“As a nation, we should always make it a precedence to fund safety. How do you count on a soldier to provide his all when the weapon he’s carrying is just not commiserated to that of the insurgents or militants he’s confronting?”


He, nevertheless, stated that there was no higher time for the federal government to be dedicated to the satisfactory funding of safety and protection than now.

“The structure states clearly that the first duty of the federal government is to supply safety and welfare for the residents.

“When the troopers should not adequately offered and cared for; their morale of securing the nation can be lowered.


“The recruitment into the navy shouldn’t be damaged down into ethnicity or tribe, it must be primarily based on a quota system and this could herald unity into the nation,” he stated.

He additionally known as on the Federal Authorities to put insurance coverage on the lives of the troopers in an effort to give them the morale and zeal to provide of their finest in the mean time of disaster and challenges.

“One of many methods to care in regards to the Armed Forces in Nigeria is to put a premium on their lives. This may even safe their households in case of dying.


“Allow us to copy the system of People the place the troopers are all been insured and that’s the reason they may give up their lives to safe their nation and are able to die as battle heroes.