National Assembly Says Army 2020 Budgetary Vote Inadequate

National Assembly Says Army 2020 Budgetary Vote Inadequate

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National Assembly has faulted the allocation for the Nigerian Army in the 2020 Appropriation Bill still under consideration.

The Joint Army Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives says the n100 billion vote for the army in the proposed budget is grossly inadequate.

The Senate Committee Chairman, Ali Ndume, speaking while leading the joint committee to visit Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, in Abuja, says n100 billion is inadequate for the operations of the army

Ndume says the committee had visited all the army formations in the country, and realizes that the budgetary allocation could not cope with challenges facing the army

He listed the challenges as including accommodation, equipment.

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