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Nigerian Army announces mass sponsorship of children whose parents died in active service

Nigerian Army has announced commencement of sponsorship of children whose deceased parents died while serving in the military.

A statement shared on Nigerian Army social media pages on Saturday, said the scheme which is for the 2022/2023 academic session,  is designed to give the children of the deceased the requisite necessary education.

It reads in full : “The Nigerian Army is announcing the commencement of verification and screening of eligible beneficiaries for sponsorship of children of its personnel who died in active service.

” The scheme is designed to give the children of the deceased the requisite necessary education.

” The verification and screening is for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions from 17 January to 17 February 2023 at Army Headquarters Command Officers Mess Asokoro, Abuja. It is meant for existing and new applicants.

Applicants would be in the following Categories:

a. Primary School – 6 – 12 Years of Age.

b. Secondary School – 12 – 18 Years of Age.

c. Tertiary Institutions – 18 – 22 Years of Age.

Required documents for the screening and verification exercise are :

a. Handwritten application for Sponsorship containing the names of the


b. Letter of Admission of the beneficiary.

c. Last School Report Card/results of the beneficiary.

d. Letter of Confirmation from the School as to the students of the


e. Birth Certificate of the beneficiary.

f. Death Certificate of the deceased personnel.

g. Part 2 Orders Publication of death.

h. Condolence Letter of deceased Parent.

i. NOTICAS Signal.

j. Nigerian Army Application for Sponsorship form duly completed by the

last unit and formation headquarters of the deceased personnel.

k. Four recent passport photograph of the beneficiary.

l. Passport photograph of the deceased personnel.

m. Account number and sort code.

n. Telephone number of the surviving parent or administrator.”

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