The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has distanced itself from a document in circulation on social media which purportedly shows a new upgraded salary structure for members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
The acting spokesperson for the DHQ, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement issued on Friday, April 26, described the document as fictitious, adding that the document does not reflect the true salary structure of personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
He said though President Muhammdu Buhari had signed the new minimum N30,000, wage bill, the document in circulation was a fake and intended to cause disaffection among members of the armed forces. “The DHQ therefore wishes to reiterate that the purported new salary scale for members of the AFN being circulated is nothing but a false and malicious publication intended to cause disaffection among members of the AFN, as no such salary scale exists,” the DHQ said.
‘’It is also very pertinent for the general public to note that the AFN does not approve salaries for its personnel.” The spokesperson for the DHQ urged the public to disregard the fake document in circulation.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has named Brig-Gen S Ibrahim from Nigerian Army University Biu, as the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in a new posting that was released on Friday, April 26. A statement releasing the redeployment and signed by Colonel Sagir Musa, the army spokesman, said Ibrahim will take over from Major-Gen. S Z Kazaure, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Under the new army posting, Brig-Gen. C A Bossman from Nigerian Army Archives was drafted to Command Schools Services as the new director, Command Schools Services, while Brig-Gen E Angaye was appointed the new acting director of Veterans Affairs Department (Army).