Information reaching our newsdesk according to the Nigerian Military Pension Board says Nigerian soldiers are resigning voluntarily in droves from service.
The Chairman of the Military Pension Board, Commodore Abayomi Lawal disclosed this when he appeared before the Senate for the defence of his agency’s budget for 2021.
The Military top brass said the increasing number of voluntary retirements has put enormous pressure on the Board’s expenditure; stressing that the budget for 2021 is grossly inadequate.
Lawal added that the high level of casualties in the Northeast has also expanded the expenditure of the Military Pension Board; hence the need for greater allocation.
Members of the Senate Committee promised to take critical steps to ensure that the board is repositioned for effective services.
Similarly, the chief of Naval staff was present in the Senate Committee on Navy to defend the budget of the Nigerian navy.
The lawmakers say the budget proposals for the navy will be critically scrutinized.
meanwhile, the Federal Government has assured Nigerian youths and the EndSARS protesters, that it is committed to implementing their demands on police reforms and promoting good governance
Minister of police affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi, said this at the training of the new SWAT personnel, ongoing at the police training college in Nasarawa Eggon local government area of the state.
More than 421 policemen of the new SWAT unit, are undergoing training in Nasarawa State, to replace the former SARS personnel in response to demands for reforms and an end to police brutality.
Dingyadi urged the youths to co-operate with government, in meeting their demands, as the new SWAT personnel are been trained to tackle armed robbery and other crimes
Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe, also added his voice and called for calm and understanding from the people in having a world-class institution.
Akabe said that with the setting up of a judicial commission of enquiry across the country, most of the complaints of the EndSARS protesters will be looked into and steps taken to implement the report at the end of its work.
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