Military Pledges Personal Homes For Soldiers Fighting Insecurity

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Nigerian Army has announced plans to construct suitable homes for all soldiers involved in combating various forms of insecurity in the country.

The Army has also increased the payouts to beneficiaries of insurance schemes that support troops’ dependents in case of any unfortunate events without requiring higher contributions.

Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff, revealed the new welfare initiatives during the opening of the First Quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference 2024 in Abuja on Tuesday, April 16.

Lagbaja, a three-star general, stated that these initiatives are aimed at boosting the morale of troops.

One of the initiatives, the Affordable Home Ownership Option for All Soldiers (AHOOAS), is designed to address the challenges soldiers face in finding suitable housing after their service.

The army chief has instructed the Post-Service Housing Development Limited (PHDL) to reserve five percent of the AHOOAS Scheme in every estate for soldiers with disabilities related to their service.

This decision aims to ensure that the scheme is accessible and considerate of soldiers facing these challenges. Additionally, the Nigerian Army will cover all housing expenses for these soldiers at 100 percent.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.