Invictus Centre: Demonstration of CDS’  commitment to troops’ welfare – CSO

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa
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By Sumaila Ogbaje

Citizens Awareness Initiative (CAI), a civil society group, has lauded the Defence Headquarters’ plans to construct a state-of-the-art Invictus Centre to facilitate complete recovery and rehabilitation of wounded soldiers and veterans.

The Secretary of CAI, Mr Adams Igonor, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, said the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, had shown commitment to the welfare of troops with the initiative.

According to Igonor, the plan was unveiled recently in Abuja, at a reception in honour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, who were on private visit to Nigeria on the invitation of the CDS.

He said the centre was expected to be equipped with world class facilities that would aid recovery of the wounded soldiers and offer them post traumatic stress remedies as a result of trauma they might had experienced during operations.

“We commend Gen. Musa for his avowed commitment to personnel welfare.

“Nigeria is privileged to become the first African country to join the Invictus community.

“According to Prince Harry “when person’s trauma affects those around them, the healing of that one person can affect and improve the entire community.

“We have been following the CDS since his days in the North-East and he has continued to show genuine concern for his troops.”

The secretary noted that there was no doubt, that the centre would spur them to intensify their fight against enemies of the state.

“We use this opportunity to congratulate troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, on the proposed centre because it is a big relief, especially for wounded troops,” he added. (NAN) (

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Edited by Stanley Nwanosike/Isaac Aregbesola

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