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“Nigerian Army Lacks Funding To Fight Boko Haram” – Chief Of Budget

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“Nigerian Army Lacks Funding To Fight Boko Haram” – Chief Of Budget

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May 22, 2014 – “Nigerian Army Lacks Funding To Combat Boko Haram” – Chief Of Budget & Accounts

On Wednesday the 21st of May 22, Nigerian Army Budget and Accounts Chief, Major General Muraina disclosed to journalists that the Nigerian army lacks adequate funding to combat Boko Haram terrorists.

At a training ground for the army yesterday in Jaji Kaduna, General Muraina said:

“Currently, budgetary allocation for the military is inadequate to meet the contemporary security challenges and also cater for the welfare of the Nigerian Army. The Nigerian Army is enmeshed in the bureaucratic bottlenecks for the funding approvals for military operations. This calls for a review as the increasing speed at which the effects of conflict appear in the operational environment will continue to challenge commanders.

“It is our humble appeal that [the] government should evolve other means of funding and supporting military operations than the normal budgetary allocation. Such means include but not limited to strategic cooperation and liaison with other civil industries for the production of uniforms and other equipment.

“We are not oblivious of the constraint on revenue generation and the fact that [the] government has so many other responsibilities, but we are appealing to the government to review the current template of funding of the military, considering the current security challenges.

“For instance, the army budget for this year is just N4.8 billion. Assuming we committed 20,000 troops to the Northeast operations, the jacket and helmet is in the average of about $1,000. If you change that to naira, it is about N150, 000. If you now have about 20,000 troops, this means that they are going to spend about $20 million and that is about N3 billion.

“N3 billion as a percentage of N4.8 billion which is the capital budget for this year is more than 50 per cent and that is just one item. We are not talking about uniforms, boots or structures where they will stay. We are not talking about training, because training is key to enhancing the capability of the force.”

No wonder Boko Haram is defeating the army.

Nigerian government should invest more in the security of Naija citizens.

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Engr iyke

    May 22, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    I dont expect less from u , nigerian army are more than capable to overpower bokoharam , the problems are sabotage and not trusting each other , the whole bokoharam issue has been politicized, nig army went to peace keeping @ liberia , sudan and other african countries and brought sanity there . so the army budget oga should come up with better excuses

  2. bezo

    May 22, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    U forgot to mention d money u and ur bosses embezzled

  3. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi " KINI IWO NFE "

    May 22, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Very sad to say, Is this why the bad among the Good apples are killing the Glory of this country?
    Good names is better than thousand wealth.
    * 08038433483 #

  4. kc4life

    May 22, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    big lie anoda big lie jst 2 steal money,d $1 billion dat was given 2 u wat did u used it 4,okey u use d money 2 buy arms nd supply 2 boko haram wait d bh we soon finish u pple by den u we start telling 9ja d truth.

  5. kc4life

    May 22, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    big lie anoda big lie jst 2 steal money,d $1 billion dat was given 2 u wat did u used it 4,okey u use d money 2 buy arms nd supply 2 boko haram wait d bh we soon finish u pple by den u we start telling 9ja d truth

  6. B.Taiwo

    May 22, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    FELLOW NIGERIANS,YOU MIGHT NOT BELIEVE ME BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS ALWAYS BITTER,WHO ARE BOKO HARAMIST?ASK OLUSEGUN AREMU OBASANJO AND IBRAHIM BADAMOSI BABANGIDA,ASK MOHAMMED BUHARI,ASK ADAMU CIROMA,ASK ATIKU ABUBAKAR,LET THEM COME FORWARD AND DEFEND WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT THESE SATANIC AGENTS…PLEASE DONT IGNORE MY COMMENTS,ASK THEM ,ASK THEM ,ASK THEM PLEASE…..OBJ WANTS NIGERIA TO BE UNDER HIS CONTROL SINCE HE LOST THE THIRD TERM AGENDA,IBB WANTS TO RULE,BUT FAILED TO ACCOMPLISHED HIS MISSION,BUHARI IS DESPIRATE TO RULE AT ALL COST,ADAMU CIROMA WANT NORTHERNERS TO RULE BY ALL MEANS,ATIKU ABUBAKAR IS DREAMING OF ASO ROCK EVERY BLESSED SECOND,THEY FAILED TO ACHIEVE THEIR ASPIRATION,NOW THEY ARE MAKING NIGERIA UNGOVERNABLE ,I KNOW BEFORE OCTOBER 1,2014,THERE IS GOING TO BE A SURPRISE,GOD WILL EXPOSE THEM ONE AFTER THE OTHER,QUOTE ME,AND TRUST IN GOD,WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING YET,LET JONATHAN DECLARE HIS INTENTION TO RE-CONTEST,THEN YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUE COLOR OF THESE EVIL PEOPLE CALLING BOKO HARAM,MAY GOD HELP US AND SEE US THROUGH,PRAYER IS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO NIGERIA PROBLEMS.

  7. phobia

    May 22, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Thank God at least they won’t be able to stage coup

  8. Siloo

    May 22, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    This post truely provoked me. Why our leaders are so selfish? Including the nigerian army. My question is, thoes villagers that killed about 300 boko haram members without armonition, how much fund that was allocated to them. If the nigerian army is not ready to fight boko haram let them forget about it but boko haram will surely become a history. And if the nigerian army thing that is the only way they can embezzle nigeria’s fund they have failed.

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