August 8, 2022

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Report on delay of navy personnel salaries unpatriotic, diversionary – Group

Chief of Defence Employees Common Leo Irabor

A non-partisan advocacy group, the Rebirth Motion has described as pointless, diversionary and unpatriotic a latest story printed in a nationwide newspaper that July salaries of some personnel of the Armed Forces was delayed.
The motion whereas questioning the rationale behind the story, cautions the towards reportage that’s able to dampening troops’ morale.

The story alleged that Abuja-based troopers on the situation of anonymity stated they and their colleagues are sad with the Main Common Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)-led Authorities and Service Chiefs for refusing to pay them their July 2022 salaries, particularly as a result of they’ve labored terribly for the reason that Kuje jail break and most up-to-date assaults by non-state actors throughout the nation, particularly within the capital metropolis, Abuja.

In a joint press assertion on Thursday, the Unity Advocacy Group and the Rebirth Motion stated the story has no substance and able to inciting personnel at a time their companies is urgently wanted.

Based on the press launch, “We marvel what the story is out to serve. Wherein curiosity is it? What’s the substance? How does it enhance troop morale?”

The press launch signed by Convener, Unity Advocacy Group, Ifeanyi Aigbedion and President, Rebirth Motion, Oladapo Bolaji, stated it’s not inconceivable to expertise slight delays in salaries within the face of world financial meltdown.

The press launch counseled personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for his or her quite a few sacrifices within the face of the safety challenges and urged them to not permit enemies of the nation thwart their efforts.

The group urged the media to assist the Armed Forces and desist from tales that can decrease morale.

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“The media ought to harken to the plea of the Chief of Defence Employees, Gen. Fortunate Irabor and undertake the German Press Code which says in reporting precise and threatened acts of violence, the press ought to rigorously weigh the general public curiosity in data towards the curiosity of victims and different individuals concerned.

“The CDS when he delivered a lecture on the Nationwide Defence School on the subject ‘Nationwide Safety and Improvement: Strategic Choices for Nigeria’, in Abuja, hinted that the navy was implementing new methods to make sure an finish to raging insecurity in Nigeria.

“You don’t go to the market and throw stones. Nobody is exempted from the safety challenges, as such all palms needs to be on deck to defeat the enemies of the nation.

“We should assist the navy to implement their new methods and never weaken their efforts,” the 2 teams added.