By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH
Nigeria’s Institute of Leadership Assessment and Development (ILAD) has commended President Ahmed Tinubu for prioritising the welfare of military personnel, stressing that this will go a long way in motivating officers and soldiers to secure the country.
The Institute lauded President Tinubu for directing the immediate payment of insurance entitlement owed to the families of officer and soldiers of the Nigerian military who died while defending the country’s sovereignty.
A statement issued by the Director-General of the Institute Dr Baba Ransome Adamu, pointed out that “this directive by the President is a testament to a purposeful and pragmatic leadership which will go a long way in boosting the morale of the armed forces.
He added that “President Tinubu’s interest in the welfare of the security forces will spur them to work harder in fighting the insecurity in the country since they know that their families will never be neglected even if they paid the supreme price”.
ILAD went on to laud the leadership style of the Chief of Defence staff, (CDS) General CG Musa who it says deserves a commendation for his strong resolve in promoting his personnel’s welfare paramount by giving the presidency first hand information on ways and means of making personnel welfare sacrosanct.
This is evident in the recent visit of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation to the CDS to align and pledge to accommodate the families of the wounded and fallen heroes into the Federal Government’s poverty alleviation programmes which is the first of its kind.
“We are mindful of the Defence Chief tireless efforts in restoring peace to troubled parts of Kaduna and Niger States. His commitment and motivation of officers and men of the Nigerian military has rid the Abuja-Kaduna expressway of bandits and restored the confidence of motorists plying that corridor,” read the statement.
Adamu maintained that Musa’s commitment to troops’ welfare “will surely boost the morale of troops currently engaged in Combating Terrorrism,bandits, secessionist and other criminal elements threatening our corporate existence as a nation”.
ILAD ended by calling on all the service chiefs to synergies in joint operations which are key in achieving a sustainable action plan against bandits and violent criminals terrorising Nigerians.