The National Chairman Nigeria Legion, Major General Abdulmalik Jibril (rtd.) has commended the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR. for supporting Nigeria Legion and veterans in creating opportunities for legionnaires to have exposure to foreign special training with physical accessibility to their foreign veterans to share their experiences in the United State.
He made this remark in Abuja after a five day training for some legionnaires at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at Michigan, USA.
Jubril said “Among the enactment objectives of the legion is to maintain membership of International World War Veteran Organizations striving for world peace, disarmament and detente and other non-Governmental organisations with similar aims and objects.”
He added that the international exposure will reposition the Nigeria Legion to engage in suitable undertakings for the training, employment and settlement of ex-servicemen and the education of their children.
Director of Corporate Affairs Nigeria Legion, Morenike Grace Henry said, “I thank the Chief of Army Staff and Mr. President for their assistance in enabling the Legion to reposition itself in keeping to its mandate of providing training for veterans among other things” she remarked.
Morenike explained “Legion will be able to engage in suitable activities for the training, employment and settlement of ex-servicemen and the education of their children as they engage relevant authorities for more coordination and support.”
Director Veteran Affairs Nigeria Army, Maj. Gen. MT Durowaiye who led the Nigerian veterans affairs team on official visit and the 5 day training at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities at Michigan, USA reported that After our team toured the centre and got socialized with the veterans at the centre.
They were able to have idea of the training idea of Transitional Housing, Veteran Rescue Program, Life Skills, Employment Training, Health Care Services, Transportation/Meals/Clothing, Substance Abuse Intervention and Housing Placement.
The General added “The visiting Nigerian Veteran team was able to interact with some of the United States of America veterans. It was a great experience, the team also learned about the process of bringing in the veterans from the street and processing them into the safety.”
Principal Information Officer
Ministry of Information and Culture
12th September, 2022.