Lack of funds stopping us from completely defeating Boko Haram – Army
The army chief said inadequate budgetary allocation envelope budget system and subsisting partial release of the funds had negatively affected the Nigerian Army from achieving almost secured environment for the country.
““The Nigerian Army is committed to securing the territory of Nigeria from any violation, such as the clearance operation to rid the country of the remnant of Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal groups. Timely and complete implementation of the budget will enhance the fulfillment of this mandate,” he said.
Buratai requested that N195.5 billion be approved for the Nigerian Army personnel emolument in the 2018 budget, N26.1billion for overhead, while N39.8 billion should be approved for capital projects.