Manpower shortage, poor funding affecting security operations — Defence Minister

Posted by News Express | 4 June 2020 | 882 times

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•Defence Minister, Maj.-Gen. Magashi (Retd)

By INNOCENT OWEH

Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Retd), has complained that the nation’s armed forces are currently grappling with a shortage of personnel, including inadequate funding.

Magashi raised these concerns while presenting his ministry’s memo at the virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

He said, “We spoke about our short comings. We talked about man power shortage, inadequate funding for the ministry of Defence. We talked about all the operations we have been conducting, the successes and failures of each of the operations right from Operation Lafiya Dole to Operation Tawase.

“The short comings of each of the operations were discussed and God so kind contributions were made by members of the Council and I think in no distant time there will be a change in the conduct of our affairs in the Ministry of Defence.”

The Minister of Environment, Mohammad Abubakar, said he also presented the ministerial performance of report.

He said on Ogoni cleanup, the ministry is currently cleaning up 21 plus 36 sites impacted with hydrocarbon. (Daily Independent)


Source: News Express

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