Do you know what the salary of a Nigerian soldier fighting Boko Haram is? Read the article to find out!
The salary of a soldier in Nigerian army is a very delicate theme, speaking of which we must concern all the available information through the Internet. Let’s figure out how much do the soldiers fighting Boko Haram earn per month in this little article.
The non-payments story
In April of 2016 the Nigerian medias were spreading the information that soldiers fighting in northeast region of Nigeria were angry about non-payments of their allowances.
This information was very soon denied by colonel of Nigerian army, Sani Usman, he blamed “mischievous media house” for the story and ensured that all the payments due to the troops in the northeast as well as those who participated in other missions abroad had been successfully paid.
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The real salaries
Public activist Oluwakayode Olumide Ogundamisi also known as Kayode Ogundamisi posted through his Facebook page that the real salary of a Nigerian soldier fighting Boko Haram equals N49K monthly which is an equivalent to $249 or £157.
However, due to him the daily feeding is N500 which is equal to $2.50 or £1.60p.
As he was digging more from sources and getting more documents he claimed that: “What is being done to those men and women who chose to fight for Nigeria is not just criminal but inhuman.”
Kayode is also sure that Nigerian army spendings urgently need a probe.
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