A senior officer in the Nigerian Army has reacted to the economic hardship in the country and the alleged poor remuneration of Nigerian soldiers, saying the country is ‘tempting the military’....CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>
While referencing a video showing the moment a junior soldier serving in Maiduguri, Borno State, lamented his inability to go home and see his family due to the high cost of transportation that is far above his salary, the army officer who spoke in a video said the military is sitting on a keg of gun powder: a statement that has spawned fears of an impending coup online.
The army officer whose name is yet-to-be identified revealed that even the money paid to army veterans to stop them from using their knowledge against the society hasn’t been paid.
He further said the situation is bad in a country where billions of naira keep missing with snakes swallowing public funds.
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“Nigeria is tempting the military” – Military personnel complains about the pay for serving and retired military personnel. pic.twitter.com/7spZviO3eB
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Meanwhile, the disgruntled soldier the army officer referenced had in a video footage making the rounds on social media lamented how he spent one year in the bush in Borno and was given a pass to visit his family but he could not go because while his salary is N50,000, he was told at the motor park that transport fare to his town is N35,000 – to and fro is N70,000.
Speaking in pidgin language, the soldier who did not disclose his identity said, “See wahala oo, the Nigerian Army gave me a pass as I spent one year in Maiduguri today, they gave me a pass to go and see my family.
“As I left the bush, I reached the park and they (transporters) told me that from here to my town is N35,000. I calculated it and going and coming back is N70,000 and N50,000 is my salary that I was paid this month.
“I don’t have any option again, I’m going back to the bush.” ….CONTINUE FULL READING>>>