Time to cel­e­brate mil­i­tary per­son­nel

Sunday Trust - - VIEWPOINT - Yakubu Giwa wrote from Lafia, Nasarawa State.

It is time for all Nige­ri­ans ir­re­spec­tive of re­li­gious or eth­nic group to cel­e­brate our mil­i­tary per­son­nel. For many years now, parts of the coun­try have been un­der at­tack by mem­bers of the Boko Haram sect. Ev­ery Nige­rian felt the im­pact of the at­tack di­rectly or in­di­rectly. But thanks to mil­i­tary per­son­nel, the men­ace of the Boko Haram sect has been greatly re­duced. In the process of tack­ling this is­sue, many per­son­nel died, leav­ing be­hind fam­ily and friends.

The mil­i­tary has sac­ri­ficed a lot to keep the coun­try safe and we must be grate­ful to them. One way of show­ing that the na­tion is grate­ful is for the au­thouri­ties to en­sure that they are paid their ben­e­fits.

The is­sue of their wel­fare should be pri­ori­tised. Also, fam­i­lies that were left be­hind should be catered for. It is not proper for these men to work hard and re­ceive noth­ing in re­turn; we must let them know that their ef­forts are no­ticed and ap­pre­ci­ated.

All those who de­serve pro­mo­tions should be el­e­vated. As a na­tion, we must do every­thing pos­si­ble to boost the morale of our per­son­nel.

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