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Sultan: Nigeria not doing enough for families of fallen soldiers

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Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says Nigeria is not doing enough to take care of families of soldiers who lost their lives while securing the county.

The armed forces remembrance day was held on Wednesday.

Abubakar spoke on Thursday while delivering the 18th S.L Edu memorial lecture on ‘the role of traditional leaders in protecting and restoring the Nigerian environment’ organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in Lagos.

He said Nigeria must do everything to avoid a repeat of the civil war and pray not to witness such a situation again.

“What are we doing with the many, many widows, orphans,  children left behind whose parents have long gone and forgotten?” he asked.

“They have sacrificed for this country and we must always think of them. Are we looking at their children if they have a normal standard of living?

“We must never forget the fallen heroes. We should continually pray never to witness such ugly situation of war again.”

The sultan asked Nigerians to support the efforts of the federal government in the fight against insurgency and insecurity across the country.

He asked the federal government and state governments to do more by providing welfare packages to the families of fallen soldiers.

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