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TUC tasks Army Chief on reward for triumphant soldiers


THE Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria has urged the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Kenneth Minimah, to implement his pledge to reward triumphant soldiers during his recent visit to Baga town in Kukawa Local Government Area, Bornu State.

   TUC also implored the leadership of other security operatives who are participating in the fight to follow suit.

 A statement signed by TUC President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama and General Secretary, Musa Lawal said the visit had boosted the morale of the troops, “when he commended their courage and patriotism in the fight to save our dear country”.

  The COAS was quoted as saying every soldier who participated in the Baga operation, whether dead or alive has been promoted to the next rank. Commending the COAS for the confidence-building trip, TUC appealed to him to ensure that the promise is fulfilled “straight away as it will go a long way in motivating and encouraging the soldiers”.  

   The Congress also appealed to the Federal Government and the military authority to temper justice with mercy on the soldiers that were condemned some months ago, adding that “Justice, they say serves a better societal purpose when tempered with mercy. And indeed the quality of mercy is not strained. “It is twice blessed. It blesses he that gives and he that takes”.

  TUC added: “We can say that when functions are carried out systematically and meticulously, and to the best of ability, the result is success and joy for all. Kudos to the military”

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