The Arewa Progressive Youth Forum (APYF) has praised the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, for his involvement in the Federal Government’s poverty-relief projects for families of wounded and killed troops.
This was stated by the APYF’s President, Saidu Danladi, and Secretary, Maryam Bugaje, on Monday in Abuja.The group also praised the military for stepping up operations against bandits and terrorists in the north.
It stated that during a recent meeting with the CDS, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, hinted that the government would expand the social register to accommodate military personnel who had been injured or affected by war, as well as the families of deceased personnel.
The move, according to the organisation, will raise the morale of troops now engaged in internal security operations across the country.
It stated that the decision would encourage troops to continue to give their all in defence of their country, knowing that the government was concerned about their well-being.To address the security difficulties confronting the North and the entire country, the group believes that proper attention to military welfare is required.
“We applaud the Chief of Defence Staff’s participation in the Federal Government’s poverty-relief programmes for families of wounded and fallen soldiers.” It is unquestionably a morale booster for the troops.
“We Northerners have really suffered from banditry and terrorism because life hasn’t been normal in our region for a long time, with businesses closing down and our people struggling to live.We are well aware that warriors fighting this disease will be buoyed by this encouraging news about their well-being.
“We continue to urge youths to abstain from all negative vices that have gotten us into this mess,” the organisation continued.