The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa, has appealed for the support of the Ministry of Budget in terms of budgetary allocation to the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to solve the unhindered discharge of its constitutional mandates in the military.
General Musa, on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu at his office and pledged the AFN’s readiness to curb insecurity in the country.
According to Defence Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Tukur Gusau, “The CDS who was accompanied by senior officers from the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said he was at the Ministry to appeal for the minister’s support in terms of budgetary allocation to the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to aid unhindered discharge of its constitutional mandates.
“General Musa further requested for budgetary appropriation to enable for the completion of the Armed Forces Complex permanent site. He also calls on the minister to assist the AFN in sorting out accommodation deficit in the Barracks and Bases by ensuring budget allocation for that purpose.
“The CDS also assured the Minister of the Armed Forces commitment to rid the country of criminals and make Nigeria and Nigerians safer.
“In his response, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Abubakar Bagudu thanked General Musa for coming, while congratulating him on his appointment.
“The Minister appreciated and commended the AFN for their pivotal role in stabilizing security in the nation and for rising to the overall security challenges despite some constraints.
“He assured the Armed Forces of Nigeria of his ministry’s support while adding that the budget cycle must consider critical security challenges. Senator Badugu also expressed his confidence in the ability of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to surmount all the security challenges bedeviling the country.”