Bernice Larryoboh

Nigerians have urged the Federal Government to put dignity back in the military sector by placing every military and uniform personnel on health insurance scheme as well as other benefits.

Mrs. Ubah who lost her husband, Sq. Leader Victor Ubah, a Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Airforce Special Operation Force, on the 7th of July, 2021 when his troops were ambushed, said her family has been getting support from the military and the Nigerian Airforce Officers Wives Association, NAFOWA, since she lost her husband.

She however, pleaded that the authorities not take a long time in giving compensation to the families of fallen heroes.

“It has started taking a longer time to compensate the families; before it would take a shorter while but now it takes a longer while.” She said.

Speaking with newsmen, Mrs Ubah said the Remembrance Day brought back a lot of memories to her and showed that those who died serving their nation did not die in vain.

Amidst the celebration, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, said the Armed Forces and Remembrance Day ceremony is actually not a day of mourning, but a day to give thanks to God that men and women of this great nation once served, are serving and will continue to serve this country; and that we have that level of love for country that men and women are committed to sacrifice their lives if need for the rest of us to live.

Irabor also assured Nigerians that the military would not interfere in the country’s democratic process, but would support the police in ensuring the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general election in Nigeria.