Finance Ministry Denies Withholding Army Budget, Says It Has Released N1trn So Far

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Ministry Finance, Budget and National has reacted to allegations that is holding supposed to be given to Nigerian Army.

ministry while denying claim, said has released N1trn to Nigerian Army 2019 till April 2021.

Minister Finance, Zainab Ahmed made the disclosure during an interactive session with members the Committee on Army chaired by Senator Ali Ndume.

Ahmed also revealed that apart the budget the army almost 100 per cent, there had been a lot instances where the security service went to the , got special approvals and still got the .

Giving a breakdown of the disbursed to the Nigerian army between 2019 and April 2021, the Minister said N129.69bn was for capital; N39.76bn, overhead; N681.79bn, and N157.6bn, special releases.

Ahmed added;

“So perhaps what we’re providing is not enough, but the fact is we provide what’s budgeted and we provide what’s approved.”