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My Administration Recruited 60,000 Soldiers – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration recruited 60,000 soldiers to ensure that Nigerians are secured.

 

Reeling out his achievement in security while reviewing the parade of over 1,000 officers of the Nigerian Army at their Trooping and Presentation of Colours Parade 2023 on Thursday, April 27, Buhari stated that his administration facilitated the approval of a manual for financial administration which has greatly enhanced the pay and allowances of troops.

 

The President also said that asides from the thousands of commissioned officers from the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, he has boosted the troops’ morale to discharge their constitutional mandate.

 

He further disclosed that under his administration, the Armed Forces of Nigeria had made its way to fourth position in ranking among African militaries as against the seventh it was in 2015.

 

Also claiming that the military’s fighting power was at a low ebb in 2015, Buhari stated that his administration has transformed the army in the areas of fighting power, training, operations, manpower, remunerations and medical services.

 

He told those present that under him, the military had restructured the conduct of its operations to meet current realities, adding that the quantum of platforms induced into the army since 2015 had enabled troops to take the battle to the terrorists and criminals, particularly in the North East.

 

This according to him, resulted in the recapture of territories hitherto held by the insurgents, increased number of neutralised insurgents and those that voluntarily surrendered alongside their families.

 

The President also revealed that 50,000 children and wards of personnel who died in active service were on the Nigerian Army Scholarship from 2015 to date.

 

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