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Nigerian Legion demands better welfare

Adamawa state Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Fintiri honors fallen heroes as mark of respect during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at Ribadu Square Yola, Adamawa State. Photo: Abdullahi Tukur (Radio Nigeria).

The Brigade Commander, 23 Armored Brigade Yola, Adamawa State, Brigadier General Sani Mohammed says the Army is doing its best in the face of the insurgency. 

The Brigadier Mohammed stated this to newsmen shortly after the match pass parade in respect of the fallen heroes, held in Yola.

He applauded the effort of the federal government in ensuring that the Boko Haram insurgents were degraded and therefore called for support, cooperation and information from the public to enable the military perform optimally. 

Adamawa state Governor Ahmed Fintiri with the Brigade Commander, 23 Armored Brigade Yola, Brigadier General Sani Mohammed during the Armed forces Remembrance Day celebration at Ribadu Square Yola, Adamawa State. Photo: Abdullahi Tukur (Radio Nigeria).

The Nigeria Legion Chairman, Adamawa State chapter, Bashir Babayola appealed to the military authority to ensure prompt payment of their pension and other entitlements.

He, therefore called on the State government to honour their pledges as most of the pledges made were not redeemable.

Babayola decried that from 2017 to 2019, unredeemed pledges profile from the state government alone was over 20 Million naira stressing that this year the union realised N900.000.

He stated that the state government under Governor Fintiri has not pledged any thing yet saying that hope is not lost. 

Governor Ahmed Fintiri of Adamawa releases pigeon as part of Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at Ribadu Square Yola Adamawa State. Photo: Abdullahi Tukur (Radio Nigeria).

A retired soldier, Abubakar Ismaila, told Radio Nigeria that, the Army authority was not caring for the retired soldiers, lamenting that in most cases some of their children were out of schools for lack of money.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, service commanders, State Chief Judge and Grand Khadi as well as representative of the Lamido Adamawa, Dr Aliyu Mustapha, laid the wreaths as a mark of respect to the fallen heroes who paid the supreme price for the peace and harmony of the country.

  Abdullahi Tukur

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