…Deny Receiving January Salary
Many Nigerian soldiers have denied being paid their January salaries despite a statement from the Nigerian Army saying they have been paid.
Nigerian Army Spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, had said in a statement on Saturday that every soldier has been paid their January salary.
According to him: “I’m assuming you that January salary has been disbursed and I do have personnel working with me who have confirmed to me that they have been paid their salary.”
However, soldiers across different parts of Nigeria who asked to remain anonymous said they were still being owed their salaries.
TheCable quoted a senior military official with 2Div Ibadan as saying: “Why is the authority not saying the truth? I am yet to receive my January salary, and that’s the truth.
“It’s a sad situation that I have had to borrow money to keep the family in the last weeks. You know how January could be sometimes.”
Another soldier at the army‘s 1 division in Kaduna said, “nobody in the division has seen January salary.
“Maybe new soldiers from ‘21 NA are the ones that have been paid, but everyone one else is still hoping.”