The acting governor of Edo, Mr Philip Shaibu, has called for increased funding of the Nigerian Army to ensure efficient performance.
Shaibu made the call when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen, Tukur Buratai, paid him a courtesy visit on Monday in Benin.
According to him, “There was this seriousness in you in the aspect of increased funding of the Nigerian Army during your budget presentation at the National Assembly.
” Edo State government wants to join in appealing to our National Assembly members for an increment of funding of the Nigerian Army.
” The national assembly members should treat the passage of increased budget with first line charge so that they can help us to deal with the issues of the security challenges we are facing.
“But the soldiers won’t fight insurgency with their bare hands, so there is need for an increment in the budget of our army, ” Shaibu said.
The acting governor also assured the army of the state government`s readiness to…