House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to ensure the immediate payment of benefits of military personnel who died while fighting terror group, Boko Haram.
The House yesterday, also urged other security agencies to expedite action towards paying all entitlements and benefits of dead personnel to their families.
Mr. Johnson Agbonayinma who sponsored the motion entitled: ‘Call on the Armed Forces and other security agencies to pay entitlements of service personnel who died while fighting Boko Haram insurgents’, decried the fact that months after the deaths of military personnel, their families were yet to be paid their entitlements.
Agbonayinma, who singled out the case of one Sergeant Moses Osarenkhoe, who was attached to 55 Signal, noted that his dependants and other affected families have been put through hardship even as he observed that delayed payment to families could dampen the morale of officers battling the insurgents.
“Many months after the deaths of these heroes, no payment of entitlements have been made to their families, thereby leaving their spouses and children in desperate situations,” he stated.
He also called on the FG to award scholarships to the children of deceased security personnel.