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Senate president pledges N10m to support wounded soldiers

Senate President has visited the wounded soldiers and announced the donation of ten million naira on behalf of the National Assembly to support 44 Army Reference Hospital Kaduna.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan said he led other members of the National Assembly to the Hospital in Kaduna to see wounded officers and soldiers as part of activities marking the second anniversary of the 9th Assembly.

Senator Ahmad Lawan said the purpose of the visit was to show compassion and empathy with the affected victims, as well as to assess the needs of the military.

The Senate President advocated the provision of more resources to cater for the needs of the wounded in action officers and soldiers, stressing that the performance of any military in the world depends on the investment of its country.

He assured that the National Assembly would expeditiously attend to Armed forces supplementary budget request as soon as it resumes from the anniversary recess, adding that next year’s appropriation would provide more resources for the Armed forces.

Senator Ahmad Lawan commended the Armed forces in its effort at securing the territorial integrity of Nigeria, and urged it to sustain the tempo.

Acting Chief Medical Director, Army of the Hospital Colonel Onuchukwu Steven said the visit would serve as a morale booster to the wounded officers.

He maintained that the hospital had treated and discharged over seven thousand soldiers since the commencement of insurgency in the North East.

In a remark, General Officer Commanding One Division of the Nigerian Army Kaduna, Major General Danjuma Ali-Keffi commended the leadership of the National Assembly for the visit, describing it as symbolic.

Usman Sani

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