As Nigeria continues to prosecute its battle against the Boko Haram insurgency in the country, the Nigerian Army has announced a series of new welfare oackage for its personnel especially those who are fighting in the north east zone of the country in order to nip the activities of the terrorist in the bud.
The Director ,Nigerian Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Olajide Olaleye,while addressing the press in Abuja, said the new welfare package was released through a directive of the chief of army staff,Lt Gen Minimah for immediate promotion of 200 soldiers during his recent visit to the troubled spots for their display of gallantry an exercise which he declared would be a continuous one.
He stated that the new welfare package include the continuous sustainance of the family of any deceased soldier on service against Boko Haram insurgents until the payment of the entitlement of such a soldier, a situation which was not so before now.
The Army spokesman said it is the perception of the authorities that these set of new incentives will energise and arouse the morale of the troops and guarantee the continued welfare of the troops and their family so that they could continue to give their best to the nation.
He added that a dedicated ward has also been reserved for any injured soldier in the fight against Boko Haram at the Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna.