Group decries ‘poor’ budgetary allocation for Army 


Okodili Ndidi, Abuja 

 

A non-political pressure group, Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative, (GOPRI), has appealed to the National Assembly to increase the allocation to the Nigerian Army in the 2020 Budget.

In an open letter, signed by its Executive Director,  Amb. Melvin Ejieh, the organisation stated that its appeal was hinged on the need to avail enough funds for the Army to execute the war against terrorism and insurgency in the North East.

The letter which was written through the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives,Femi Gbajabiamila  entitled:”The 2020 Appropriation Bill and implications of Poor Allocation to Defence on Nigeria’s Security “,the group particularly explained that its support for the Army was because it has the largest share of the responsibility on the terrorism war.

According to the letter, “from our critical and indepth analyses of the 2020 Defence allocation, we have found out that about 88 percent…



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