CDS seeks Budget Ministry’s support for Armed Forces
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa, has sought the support of the Ministry of Budget for Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to solve accommodation issues in the military.
Musa, who paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu today at his office pledged the AFN’s readiness to curb insecurity in the country.
According to Defence spokesman, Brig. General Tukur Gusau, “The CDS who was accompanied by senior officers from the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said he was at the Ministry to appeal for the minister’s support in terms of budgetary allocation to the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to aid unhindered discharge of its constitutional mandates.
“General Musa further requested for budgetary appropriation to enable for the completion of the Armed Forces Complex permanent site. He also called on the minister to assist the AFN to sort out accommodation deficit in the Barracks and Bases by ensuring budget allocation for that purpose.
“The CDS further assured the Minister of the Armed Forces commitment to rid the country of criminals and make Nigeria and Nigerians safer. In his response, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Abubakar Bagudu thanked General Musa for coming, while congratulating him on his appointment. The Minister appreciated and commended the AFN for their pivotal role in stabilizing security in the nation and for rising to the overall security challenges despite some constraint.
“He assured the Armed Forces of Nigeria of his ministry’s support, while adding that budget cycle must consider critical security challenges. Senator Badugu also expressed his confidence on the ability of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to surmount all the security challenges bedeviling the country.”
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