The Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru made this known on Friday during the ministerial briefing for the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration.
He mentioned that the approval illustrated the government’s dedication to veterans’ well-being, noting that the phased rollout of the Security Debarment Allowance, which had previously excluded veterans, began in January 2023.
He said, “To demonstrate our commitment to veterans’ welfare the FG has approved the sum of N134,749,953,243.69 for security debarment allowance. By this, all veterans who retired/discharged honourably from the services of the Armed Forces of Nigeria will reap this benefit. Our service personnel and veterans deserve the best, and the best they will get.”
Moreover, the Minister of Defence also remarked that the federal government has promised to equip the armed forces in the country to tackle insecurity.
explained that the Nigerian troops are making the ultimate sacrifice in protecting the lives and properties of the citizens of the country.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria has risen to these challenges, not counting the costs in terms of ultimate sacrifice being paid by our troops. For this reason, I can say the situation is gradually improving considering where we were before now” he added.