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  • Updated: January 17, 2023

Army Screens Candidates For Scholarship Program

Army Screens Candidates For Scholarship Program

The Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has begun verification and screening for prospective beneficiaries of its scholarship in the 2022/2023 academic session.

The former Director, Defence Information, Major General Jimmy Akpor, hinted this in Abuja on Tuesday while handing over to the new Acting Director, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau.

He said that the verification would hold between January 17 and February 17, 2023.

Akpor, who took over the responsibilities of the Directorate of Defence Information on January 21, 2022, was redeployed to Army Headquarters as Director of Personnel Services.

Per a NAN report, he said the scholarship is in the spirit of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration, especially concerning the welfare of the families of fallen heroes.

According to him, the scholarship will cover primary, secondary and tertiary education.

The former director said that the education and general welfare of the families of the fallen heroes, among other responsibilities, would form part of his duties.

He added that he would be assisting the chief of administration on issues concerning discipline, welfare, medicals and regimentation in the army. 


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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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