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Ex-Perm Sec seeks improved funding for military


A retired Permanent Secretary in the Zamfara State Civil Service, Alhaji Ahmad Bala Gummi, has advocated improved funding for the Nigerian Army.



Gummi, who is also the Wazirin Gummi, Gummi Local Government of the state made the call in a statement he issued to newsmen on Wednesday.



He said that the military, just like other security agencies direly needed adequate funds to bolster their routine and ad hoc duties.

The traditional title holder also explained that, with more money made available to the Army, they will procure more arms, ammunition, equipment, vehicles and other logistics.



Gummi also said, “the federal government is trying its best I funding the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies .



“However, more needed to be done on this direction as they are doing a lot to safeguard the lives and propeties of Nigerians.

“Providing more funds to them will therefore greatly bolster their operations, and as well as to diligently defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria.”



The former Permanent Secretary further stressed for more local and international trainings for the men and officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

This, he said, would make to operate in line with the extant global trends in the operations of Armed Forces hence, make them more efficient.



Gummi also extolled the laudable glaring achievements of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya.

“It is heart warming that he is doing his best to provide credible leadership to the Nigerian Army ad he must be commended for this enviable feat.



“With more funds and the required support from Nigerians and a robust inter-agency synergy, the sky will be his limit,” the former Permanent Secretary, averred.

Alhaji Ahmad Bala Gummi also felicitated with the COAS on the remarkable celebration of the 2022 Nigeran Army Day, describing it as the best ever in Nigeria’s history.



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