By: Ali Zanna, Maiduguri
The House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Army Abdulrazak Namdas has lamented on the poor state of Army Barracks across the country stating that the committee is ready to make budgetary and none budgetary provisions to address the challenges.
Namdas alongside his committee members who arrived at Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for an oversight visit stated that the Army deserve a better accommodation facility for the sacrifices they’ve been making to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
He stated that a bill is already before the National Assembly adding that when passed into law, it will make available additional sources of funding for the Nigeria Military and security agencies.
At the Theater Command of Operation Hadin Kai where the committee was received by the Theatre Commander, Major General Christopher Musa, the House Chairman commended the Army and other security agencies for the sustained fight against Boko Haram insurgency.
Hon Namdas said that the issue of good accommodation for officers and soldiers across the country is of immense importance to the committee nothing that a better accommodation for the Army will also translate to better output from the officers and soldiers.
The committee therefore advocated more funding for the Army and other security agencies across the country stating that by the time the new law on Armed Forces Support Trust Fund (AFSTF) comes on stream, the private sector will have to provide additional support to the Military just like they did during Covid 19.
The committee chairman also commended the Military for renewed synergy amongst the military in the fight against insurgency and noted that the synergy is yielding the desired results.