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Army Chief regrets ill-funding of Nigerian Army

Army Chief regrets ill-funding of Nigerian Army

Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff, has appealed to the National Assembly to review the current Envelope Budgeting System of the Federal Government to ensure adequate funding for the Nigerian Army.

Lagbaja said this when he appeared before the National Assembly Joint Committee on Nigerian Army on Thursday in Abuja.

He said that the Envelope System had led to inadequate funding for the Nigerian Army, especially its Anti Terrorism Operation and other Operations across the Country.
Lagbaja also called on the National Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Armed Forces Support Trust Fund Bill, saying that the passage would enhance the Operations of the Armed Forces, through improved funding.
The Chairman, of the Joint Committee, Abdulaziz Yar’ adua assured of transparency in the handling of the Nigerian Army 2024 Budget.

He comended Lagbaja for taking responsibility for the bombing of Kaduna villagers and taking steps to investigate the matter.