Foundation for Families of Fallen Servicemen (FFS), a Non-governmental Organisation, Saturday, appealed to the federal and state governments to offer scholarship and free education for children of members of the Armed forces and other security agents who died in the line of duty for the nation.
The appeal is coming even as the country prepare for the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day which comes up every January
The Foundation’s Chairman, Alex Ojo, while making the appeal in a letter to the Nigeria Governors Forum, which was made available to newsmen in Benin City, noted that the Foundation was founded to support the children and wives of security operatives who died in the line of duty, with particular focus on their children.
“We appeal to the Federal Governmentand state governors across the country to seize the occasion of the forthcoming Armed Forces Remembrance Day to declare support for families of fallen servicemen who died in the course of defending the nation.
“Our mission includes facilitating free education, free health services, housing, and economic empowerment for dependents of soldiers and other security operatives who died in the line of duty for Nigeria”, he said.
He added that they also want to promote patriotism and gallantry at the front lines to strengthen security for a safer and more progressive Nigeria.
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Barr. Ojo noted that adequate support for families of fallen servicemen in the area of education and other care is imperative for the country in view of the security challenges facing the country.
According to him, their families faced many challenges after the death of their bread winners, saying that making education free for their children will encourage and boost the morale of security operatives and members of the armed forces who give their all to defend the country at the front lines.
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