— The First Lady of Nigeria visited wounded soldiers.
— She urged the military to be timely in payment of entitlements to the gallant army officials.
Dame Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday, January 27, paid a visit to gallant Nigerian soldiers who were wounded on the battle field.
The Nigeria’s First Lady, the 44 Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna state, where soldiers wounded during the war against Boko Haram were admitted.
She was accompanied by the President of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) and wife of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Kalsum Buratai, and wives of other top military officers.
Media reports inform that the visit was intended to urge army authorities to ensure the timely payment of entitlements owed to wounded soldiers and their families.
Aisha said: “I want to urge the Nigerian Army to hasten in paying the benefits of the deceased soldiers as a way of providing succour to their families.”
She praised the brave soldiers for their efforts in ensuring that peace was restored to the northeast,
The president’s wife also promised those present that their sacrifice would not be in vain, stressing that they surely will be rewarded.
Aisha also went on to praise the hospital for providing care to the wounded soldiers.
The Punch reports that pressmen were not allowed into the hospital wards to ascertain the status of the recovering soldiers.
Mrs Buhari has been working to ensure that succor is brought to the Nigerian masses. Recently, she met with wives of state governors at the Aso Villa in Abuja, to come up with new strategies which governors’ wives could serve the interest of their people, thereby aiding in the delivery of the promises made to the populace.