- Nigerians from all walks of life continue to scrutinise the recently passed 2020 Budget
- A Nigerian senator is not satisfied with the monies accrued to the military in the budget
- Senator Ndume says the federal government is not serious about ending the insurgency in the northeast with the budget
Senator Ali Ndume faulted the N99.87 billion capital expenditure budgetary allocation for the ministry of defence in 2020 budget.
The senator representing Borno South senatorial district lamented that the amount is less than 1% of the N10.33 trillion budget proposal for 2020 fiscal year.
He said for a country in a war situation, such paltry sum shows the federal government is not committed to ending the insurgency war.
Ndume who is also the chairman Senate committee on Army said the Nigerian Army deserves more than what is being allocated in the 2020 budget.
He noted that the army needs to get funds to upgrade its equipment and kits for combating insurgents.
Meanwhile, three J70 fighter aircraft would soon be added into the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force to boost its operations.
This was disclosed by the Pakistani Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, in Abuja on Monday, October 14.
The Pakistani air chief described the JF 70 as a battle-hardened aircraft, adding that it was jointly produced by Pakistan and China.
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