Every Military Man Is Fed N1,500 Per Day-CDS

Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Chris Musa, Tuesday, disclosed that every military man including himself is fed N1,500 per day.

He stated this when he and other Service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, appeared before the House of Representatives to brief the lawmakers on their activities and efforts aimed at combating the rising security challenge in the country.

The service chiefs’ appearance signalled the commencement of sectoral debates by ministries, departments, and agencies organised by the lower legislative chamber.

Those present at the briefing include the Musa, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogala, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar and the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun.

While the CDS Musa requested improved funding, disclosing that every military man including himself is fed N1,500 per day, he sought for collaboration of the judiciary to ensure that criminals are not released on technicalities and that special courts address the arrest of high-level criminals.

He expressed concern that it puts the safety of security personnel at risk, adding that Simon Ekpa was a menace to the country and that action must be taken diplomatically.

On illegal mining, Musa expressed a desire for states to take over for proper management.

IGP Kayode Egbetokun outlined some challenges within the force, including poor logistics provision, insufficient patrol vehicles for police divisions, inadequate training, and poor welfare of personnel.

Source:The Guardian

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