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Minister Of Defence Promises Increased Funding For Military


soldiers and officersThe Nigerian government has promised to provide the critical needs for the military to carry out its constitutional duties.

The Minister of Defence, Mr Mansur Dan-Ali, made the pledge on Monday in Abuja.

Mr Dan-Ali explained that besides infrastructures, the government was poised to invest in the much needed operational platforms, hardware and equipment, human capital development and professional military education.

The Minister made the promise at the commissioning of the permanent site of the National Defence College.

The event threw up issues of the importance, with focus on a better financed military.

The Minister of Defence further commended the National Defence College for the giant strides and reemphasised that the government would provide more funding for the military under the present administration.

He also promised to ensure that the permanent site of the Defence College would be completed in the shortest possible time.

At the event, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Ahmed Lawan, pledged that the National Assembly would collaborate with the executive and remain vigilant to ensure that funds were properly used.

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