The Minister of Defence, Major-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi, has pledged continuous implementation of Group Life Assurance Programme for personnel of the armed forces as part of motivation to them and their families.
He disclosed that already, 184 Next-of-Kins of some deceased officers and men of the Armed Forces under the 2018/2019 Scheme of the Group Life Assurance Programme, have received cheques payment.
He spoke in a news briefing with Journalists to announce the kick of activities marking the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration 2021.
According to the Minister, “The Defence Health Maintenance Limited, with the support of the Ministry of Defence, will continued to provide Health Insurance Service for Veterans, Widows and eligible, dependants of our fallen heroes. Offices have been established in 16 States of the Federation to improve service delivery.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Defence has continued to pay the Group Life Assurance to the next of kins of deceased personnel of the Armed Forces.
“The Ministry of Defence made a public presentation of cheques on 18 February 2020 to 184 Next-of-Kins of some deceased officers and men of the Armed Forces under the 2018/2019 Scheme of the Group Life Assurance Programme.
“The Ministry of Defence will continue to ensure that all the Armed Forces personnel are provided insurance cover under the Group Life Assurance Scheme at all times.”
He articulated the activities marking the armed forces remembrance day to include: the Nigerian Legion Humanitarian Day; Emblem Launch by President Muhammadu Buhari; Religious Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony.