Soldiers get less than N50,000 -Ndume laments security personnel poor pay

23rd January 2024

Ali Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume

By Damilola Aina

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The Senate Majority Chief Whip, Senator Ali Ndume, on Tuesday, decried the poor remuneration for security agencies, saying that recruits are paid less than N50,000 a month.

Ndume, a former Chairman of Senate Committee on  Army, asked the Federal Government to urgently review the stipends and salaries of serving military personnel.

He also said Nigeria does not have enough security agencies and personnel to handle the security challenges of the country.

“The recruits are paid less than N50,000 in some cases. How can you pay somebody money that cannot buy him a bag of rice and you expect him to go and sacrifice and put in his best?”