Adamu Abubakar, a lieutenant general and General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army said this in a statement issued by Sagir Musa, Deputy Director of Army Public Relations of the Division on Saturday in Enugu.
Mr Musa, who explained that each of the widows received N200, 000, said that the money was presented to the widows at the division’s auditorium in Enugu on Friday.
He said Mr Abubakar, on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, urged the beneficiaries to make use of the money judiciously.
Mr Musa, a colonel, also said the GOC thanked the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for his continuous support to the widows and the Division.
NAN recalls that Mr Ugwuanyi had during the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration pledged to empower the widows of fallen heroes of the Division.
The governor on Feb. 17, during the 2018 West African Social Activities, WASA, held in Abakpa Cantonment, Enugu, redeemed the pledge with a cheque of N19.6 million, which he presented to the GOC.
Mr Musa also said the Garrison Commander of the Division, Lasisi Adegboye, and representatives from the Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association, NAOWA, 82 Division Chapter attended the occasion.