Analyst Debunks Claim that Buratai Failed to Pay Soldiers' Allowances Since 2017

Analyst Debunks Claim that Buratai Failed to Pay Soldiers' Allowances Since 2017

- Idoko Ainoko has condemned allegations in some quarters of the media against a former chief of army staff

- Ainoko said General Tukur Buratai never failed to pay soldiers' allowances for boots and uniforms

- According to Ainoko, the allegation against the former army chief does not hold water

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A security analyst has debunked the claim that a former chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai (retired), failed to pay soldiers of the Nigerian army their allowances for uniforms, boots and skills since 2017.

Idoko Ainoko said the reports that army personnel were denied their entitlement under the uniforms and boots allowances and scarce skills allowance approved by President Muhammadu Buhari since 2017 is mischievous.

A statement signed by Ainoko and seen by said the news report had no sense in it and was aimed at being used as a tool to assassinate the character of the former chief of army staff.

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Ainoko warned that the trend of assassinating the character of public office holders or those who had served and retired must stop for the interest of all Nigerians.

Analyst Debunks Claim that Buratai Failed to Pay Soldiers' Allowances Since 2017
The analyst said unpatriotic Nigerian bent on tarnishing Buratai's image. Photo: Tukur Buratai
Source: Facebook

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He also alleged that a few individuals and groups are hell-bent on truncating Nigeria's democracy for their selfish desires.

His words:

"Under Tukur Buratai, the Nigerian army opened its financial records for scrutiny under a Freedom of Information request by a group of civil society organizations."
"And as we all know, the outcome was a commendation for entrenching a fiscal discipline regime in the Nigerian army."

Meanwhile, previously reported that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had called for an investigation into the security situation of the country.

The party also said the nomination of Buratai as an ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari is ill-timed as the security situation of the country has degenerated into an abysmal state.

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In other news, the former army chief also denied allegations that about $1 billion was missing during his tenure as a service chief.

Buratai said contrary to speculations in the media, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, never mentioned his name in connection with the missing fund.


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