The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Monday has stood up to request that the families of deceased military, para-military and police personnel, who had served the country meritoriously be well compensated.
The National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Mr Bestman Okereafor who made the statement known in Enugu on the occasion of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration.
“It is, however, disheartening that the government has not really been doing the needful in the aspect of prompt payment of pensions and entitlements to the families of the deceased.
“This has brought untold hardship on the families and children of the departed heroes.
“NANS is passionately calling on the Federal Government to ensure the prompt disbursement of entitlements without delay.’’
Okereafor said that the leadership of NANS has also joined the good people of Nigeria in remembering the fallen heroes on the occasion of the 2018 Remembrance Day celebration held for them.
“No doubt the fallen heroes and heroines have given their very best and their lives for the defence and liberation of our beloved country.’’
Okereafor noted that NANS also appreciated the proactive moves of the military and other security operatives in tackling crime and insurgents in the country.
“May God guide and protect them all as they sacrifice on behalf of us all,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, reacting to the sack of some teachers in Kaduna State, the body likewise urged Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State to reverse the dismissal of 22,000 teachers in the state.