Senate Discloses Reasons Behind Deplorable State of Army Barracks Across Nigeria

Senate Discloses Reasons Behind Deplorable State of Army Barracks Across Nigeria

  • The seems to be hope for soldiers of the Nigerian Army living in different barracks across the country
  • Lawmakers of the Nigerian Senate have assured that they will make sure more money is earmarked for renovation and the building of barracks in Nigeria
  • The Senate said that insurgency, kidnapping and banditry are the leading cause of the deplorable state of Army barracks

As the country continues in its effort to end insecurity across regions of Nigeria, the Nigerian Senate on Monday, December 6, decried the deplorable state of Army barracks.

The Senate committee on Army said pockets of banditry attacks, kidnapping and destruction of property in communities across states of the country is responsible for the deplorable condition of Army barracks.

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Senate has promised to ensure more money is earmarked for renovation and construction of Army barracks Photo: Nigerian Senate
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Vanguard reports that the chairman of the committee, Senator Ali Ndume said this while addressing journalists after he visited some formations in Plateau state.

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The senator said the poor state of the barracks may not be fully addressed with the ongoing war against insurgency.

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Ndume said the funds that would have been used for repairs of the barracks are being channelled towards payment of allowances for personnel deployed in conflict regions.

He said the National Assembly in its capacity would continue to make efforts by ensuring that more money is appropriated for the renovation of Army barracks and construction of new ones.

The Punch also reports that Ndume said the Senate has assessed the implementation of the 2021 Army budget meant for the renovation and construction of barracks.

He said the members of the committee and the Senate, in general, is impressed with the quality and speed of jobs done.

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The chief of army staff, Farouk Yahaya, made the plea during the budget defence before the Senate Committee on Army.

Yahaya said the army had proposed N710bn for the 2022 fiscal year, but the finance ministry reduced it to N579bn.

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On Monday, December 6, the Nigerian Army said it prevented bomb attacks on two different communities in Imo state.

The Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the attacks were coordinated by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network.

Nwachukwu said the troops of Exercise Golden Dawn Sector 3 prevented attempts by members of the groups to unleash mayhem in Mgbidi and Awommama communities in the state.

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