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Reps to probe non-payment of allowances of Army personnel

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday mandated its Committee on Army to investigate the non-payment and under-utilization of non-regular allowances of personnel of the Nigerian Army despite increment in budgetary allocation.

This followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Rep. Abubakar Hassan Nalaraba.

Leading a debate on the motion, Nalaraba said the upward review of Non-Regular Allowance of the Nigerian Army in 2017 was to ensure that serving Army Personnel are adequately remunerated and motivated for optimum performance in the provision of adequate security in the country.

The House also notes that Non-Regular Allowance which includes payments such as the First 28 days allowance, Operations allowance and Duty Tour Allowance of soldiers and officers was necessitated to mitigate the effects of current economic realities on the welfare of troops and the entire personnel of the Nigerian Army.

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