No fewer than 6,732 relatives of personnel of the Nigerian Army would benefit from the Group Life Insurance claims ordered by the president, Bola Tinubu.
The beneficiaries are relatives of those killed while in service between 2011 and 2022.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this during an interview with our correspondent on Wednesday.
He said, ‘’There are about 6, 732 beneficiaries of the Group Life Insurance. This between 2011 and 2022.”
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja had on Wednesday disclosed that Tinubu had directed all pending Group Life Assurance payments owed to the families of departed personnel be paid without delay.
The Army chief noted that the insurance companies did not pay the claims because premiums were being owed.
He said the president had cleared all the backlogs in a bid to bring respite to the families of the late personnel.
Lagbaja said, “We have a backlog between the year 2012 and 2022 when claims were not paid and some people died in the cause of service to the nation. So the insurance companies don’t have the liberty to pay claims for premiums not paid and that is why the Federal government took it upon itself at this stage to discharge that backlog and bring relief to the families of our departed colleagues.”