The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has given palliatives to the families of soldiers killed in battlefields. The items are said to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus lockdown in the state capital.
POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that 287 widows benefited from the items presented by the FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu.
According to a statement on Sunday, the minister said that beneficiaries from 7 Guards Battalion, Lungi Barracks, 102 Guards Battalion, Zuma Barracks, 176 Guards Barracks, Gen. A.O Azazi Barracks Gwagwalada, 177 Guards Battalion, Shitu Alao Barracks Keffi, and Guards Brigade Garrison and Mambilla Barracks, Asokoro, Abuja.
“May God reward and strengthen you, in spite of the difficulties of COVID-19, many of our Nigerian Army Officers are out there fighting the insurgents.”
“God will help us to strengthen our nation not only taking away the COVID-19 but also take away the insurgents that have bedevilled our nation. United we are stronger,” the minister was quoted.
The items were received by the Chief of Staff, Guards Brigade, Col. Kasim Sidi, who appreciated the FCT Administration for the kind gesture.