Course 27 members want good welfare for fallen heroes’ family

Course 27 members want good welfare for fallen heroes’ family

NEWS DIGEST–Members of the 27 Regular Course of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) have called on government, the military hierarchy, private organisations and philanthropists to assist families of the country’s slain heroes.

They made the appeal on Saturday, during their set’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the National Defence College (NDA) in Abuja, to commemorate the 40th anniversary after they were commissioned as military officers.

National Chairman of the Course, Rear Admiral Samuel Ilesanmi (rtd.), lauded the gallant contributions of fallen troops towards safeguarding the unity, peace and development of the country.

He stressed the need for government to prioritize the welfare of families of fallen troops, who payed the supreme sacrifice while protecting the nation’s territorial integrity.

“Their is every need for the government, spirited individuals and corporate bodies to urgently come to the aid of the families of our fallen heroes. Something proactive must be done, to adequately cater for their families and their immediate needs,” he said.

Rear Admiral Ilesanmi, also assured that their group will continue to offer vital inputs and suggestions to the national discourse on security, with a view to tackling the wave of insecurity across the country.

Earlier, the Course members, on Friday, visited the Kuje Correctional Home, and donated 1,500 treated mosquito nets to the inmates.

Their delegation, also visited the Headquarters of the Defence and Police Officers Wives’ Association (DEPOWA), where they handed over five sewing machines, and five hair driers to the representative of DEPOWA President, Mrs. Omobolanle Olonisakin.

At the headquarters, Admiral Ilesanmi (rtd.), disclosed that the rationale behind their generous donations was not only to empower, but to show a sense of belonging to the widows and orphans left behind by fallen heroes.

The DEPOWA President’s representative, on her part, assured that the items donated by the Course members will be well-maintained and handled properly.