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Published On: Mon, Jan 13th, 2020

Group demands scholarship for children of fallen heroes

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By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

A Non-Governmental Organization, Foundation for Families of Fallen Servicemen (FFS), has demanded for scholarship scheme for children of Nigerian Armed forces and other security agents who died in the line of duty.
The foundation’s Chairman, Alex Ojo, appealed to the federal government and State government to take proactive steps towards addressing the concern which would serve as motivation to security personnel defending Nigeria’s territorial integrity.
He made the appeal in a letter to the Nigeria Governors Forum and made available to journalists on Sunday in Benin City.
“We appealed to the federal government and state governors across the Country to seize the occasion of the forthcoming Armed Forces Remembrance Day to declare support for families of fallen servicemen who died in the course of defending the nation”.
Barr. Ojo noted that adequate support for families of fallen servicemen in the area of education and other care is imperative for the country in view of the security challenges facing the Country.
According to him, their families faced many challenges after the death of their bread winners, saying that making education free for their children will encourage and boost the morale of security operatives and members of the armed forces who give their all to defend the country at the front lines.
“Our mission includes facilitating free education, free health services, housing, and economic empowerment for dependents of soldiers and other security operatives who die in the line of duty for Nigeria.
He added that they also want to promoting patriotism and gallantry at the front lines to strengthen security for a safer and more progressive Nigeria.
The foundation, according to him. was established to support the Children and wives of security operatives who die in the line of duty, with particular focus on their children.

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