In Niger Delta Defence Minister assures troops deployed of improved welfare

He said that the Federal Government remained committed to curtailing the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta region.

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Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan-Al

(Nigerianmonitor)
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The Minister of Defence, retired Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali has assured troops deployed to the Niger Delta region of improved welfare.

The minister gave the assurance on Friday in Yenagoa, when he addressed officers and men of the Joint Military Force, Operation Delta Safe at its headquarters.

Dan-Ali, accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to ensure welfare of troops deployed to all parts of the country facing security challenges.

Dan-Ali said that plans are on to incorporate beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s Amnesty Programme in the fight against pipeline vandalism and other criminal activities threatening national security and stability.

He said that the Federal Government remained committed to curtailing the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta region.

Olorunsakin who spoke, promised to rotate and redeploy troops that had served in the region beyond three years.

He said he was in the state accompanied, by the defence minister to assess the performance of Operation Delta Safe, as well as its welfare, especially in the area of logistic support.

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