Fallen heroes: Minister unfolds activities for 2021 AFRDC

The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd.), has assured Armed Forces Personnel of the continuous payment of their insurance cover under the Group Life Assurance Scheme (GLAS).

He said ministry demonstrated its commitment to the scheme in February, this year, when it presented cheques to one hundred and eighty four (184) next-of-kin of some deceased officers and men of the Armed Forces for the 2018/2019 beneficiaries.

According to a statement by the special assistant media and publicity to the minister, Mohammad Abdulkadri, on Friday, Magashi gave the assurance while briefing journalists on activities lined for 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration (AFRDC) in Abuja.

He said some of the activities include the Nigerian Legion Humanitarian Day slated for October 23, Emblem Launch by President Muhammadu Buhari on of October 28, Juma’at prayers on Friday, January 8, at the National Mosque, Inter-denominational Service on Sunday, 10th at the National Worship Centre, while the grand finale of the 2021 AFRDC will come up on January 15.

The minister also gave a rundown of some of the achievements of the ministry under his watch which include emplacement of robust pensions administration for prompt payment of pensions by the Military Pensions Board, actionable health insurance service for veterans, widows and dependants of the fallen Heroes under the mandate of the Defence Health Maintenance Limited (DHML) and the federal government payment of the Group Life Assurance through the Ministry of Defence, among others.

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