Families of wounded and killed troops will be eligible to participate in the national social register and government programs to reduce poverty, as announced by the Federal Government.
Meeting with Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, on Monday in Abuja, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Betta Edu made the announcement.
Edu emphasized the importance of helping military families.
We aim to widen our social registry to include service members who have been injured or impacted by war, as well as the families they have to leave behind.
She emphasized the importance of collecting this information from the armed forces to ensure that they are included in the social register.
The minister stated that she was visiting the defense headquarters to ask for help from the Nigerian military in responding to humanitarian situations.
President Bola Tinubu’s administration places a high priority on addressing humanitarian crises and reducing poverty.
We’d rather talk about the widespread humanitarian issues the country is facing and how the military can help us stop additional people from needing humanitarian assistance.
“We also ought to be able to reach out effectively to those who are affected by humanitarian crises wherever they are,” she said.
In response, Gen. Musa told the minister that the Nigerian military will stand by her to help carry out the ministry’s mission.
Musa admitted there was a connection between military actions and help for the needy.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the meeting’s goal was to strengthen ties between humanitarian work and the armed forces.