Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, visited soldiers wounded during the war against Boko Haram on Wednesday, according to media reports
The visit, which took place in Kaduna State at the 44 Army Reference Hospital, was intended to urge Army authorities to ensure the timely payment of entitlements owed to wounded soldiers and their families.
“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 stated.
Mrs. Buhari praised the soldiers for their efforts to ensure peace was restored to the NorthEast and assured those present that their sacrifice would not be in vain.
She went on to praise the hospital for providing care to the wounded soldiers.
The First Lady was accompanied by the President of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association and wife of the Chief of Army Staff, Kalsum Buratai, and wives of other top military officers.
According to media sources, no journalists were allowed into the hospital wards to ascertain the status of the recovering soldiers.
Culled from SaharaReporters