inecThursday, during the House of Representatives plenary session, Honourable Mohammad Monguno (Jere/Borno) raised a motion that was unanimously accepted by members of the Lower Chamber.

The motion was in recognition of the effort expended by the Nigerian Armed Forces in the fight against Boko Haram.

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The House urged the Ministry of Defence to emplace insurance and housing schemes for personnel of the armed forces.

‎Honourable Mongunu stressed the importance of rewarding the personnel for fighting against the internal and external threats to Nigeria’s safety. In a reference to the upcoming Armed Forces Remembrance Day, the lawmaker asked that our fallen heroes not be forgotten.

The lawmaker recalled that before President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office, many local government areas in Borno were overrun by the sect which was responsible for thousands of deaths, displaced persons and maimed people.

Businesses have also suffered due to the terrorist acts of the sect.

Honourable Olabode Ayorinde (Owo/Ose) reminded the House that even though the Army had taken over Sambisa forest, the Chibok girls are still missing.

He asked that the Armed Forces personnel not rest on their laurels but continue to push till the menace that is Boko Haram is eradicated and the Chibok  girls are found.

The House urged corporate organisations to key into programmes aimed at bettering the lives of the veterans.

The House also commended President Buhari’s commitment to the restoration of peace in the North-East.

The lawmakers urged Nigerians to be more vigilant as escaped Boko Haram members may seek to integrate themselves into the communities.

The Speaker of the House, Mr Yakubu Dogara, mandated the Committee on Defence to monitor developments so as to avert a relapse to the harrowing events of the last couple of years.

NAN