The Nigerian Army has reportedly decided to sponsor over 1,000 children of soldiers who were killed during the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents.
During its monthly press briefing in Abuja, Wednesday, the Nigerian Army disclosed that 1,000 children and dependents of slain army officers have been awarded scholarships. Premium Times report.
According to the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, the Nigerian Army had commenced payment of scholarship entitlements to children and dependants of all deceased personnel who died in active service.
“The payment which started in February 2015, is scheduled for completion at the end of March 2015,” he said.
“For ease of administration and convenience, the beneficiaries are grouped into 20 batches of 50 each. The payment is based on approved criteria for sponsorship of eligible children of deceased personnel by the Nigerian Army.”