Nigerian Army Medical Corps Laments Deductions Of Up To N38,000 From Salary Under New Commander, Okoige

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One of the personnel who spoke with SaharaReporters said that the reductions began under the leadership of Brig Gen Okoige Solomon who took charge of the corps in 2023.

Some of the Nigerian Army personnel under the medical corps have decried the arbitrary short-payment and deduction of allowances to the professionals in the medical corps.

One of the personnel who spoke with SaharaReporters said that the reductions began under the leadership of Brig Gen Okoige Solomon who took charge of the corps in 2023.

The officer stated that she had been experiencing deductions of N38,400 on her monthly pay without any explanation for 10 months, adding that at least 10,000 soldiers medical corps are affected.

She lamented that the soldiers deployed for the internal security across the theatre were being paid N45,000 while Air force and Naval officers are paid N75,000.

She called on the Nigerian government to look into the high level of corruption in the military especially the Nigerian Army.

She said; “Brig Gen Okoige Solomon, a gynaecologist took over the realm of affairs as the corps commander medical corps, March 2023 from Gen Solebo. He began his reign with random deductions /short-payment of medical allowance to the professionals in the medical corps. The shortchanging is not syncronised as the deductions vary from individuals.

“For the past 10 months, I have been experiencing short-payment of N38,400 on my monthly basis without any explanation.

“Anytime I go to the Army central finance office at Apapa for complaints, their response is always the same that it’s the order from the corps commander.

“The Nigerian government should look into the high level of corruption in the military especially the Nigerian army.

“The soldiers deployed for Internal security across the theatre are being paid 45,000 while Air force and navy are paying N75,000 to their soldiers.

“The level of voluntary discharge in the army is as the result of high inhuman treatment we got from our commanders. The cheating is nothing to write home about.

“The MAFA allowance approved by the former president was not implemented by the army while the navy and air force are on 50% implementation, army are on 20%.

“We can’t talk, we must not grant interview to the press, we must not complain, not grumble and no one is talking for us. Must we die in silence? Suffering and smiling.

“All medical personnel in the Nigeria army are affected, over 10,000 soldiers.”

 

 

From Sahara TV…..

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