Security: We are short of manpower, funding, Defence Minister laments


Harry Awurumibe,Editor, Abuja Bureau 
Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rted) has revealed that  the Armed Forces were short on manpower as well as inadequate funding.He said this was part of the Ministry’s presentation at the Wednesday’s  Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.He said, “we spoke about our short comings. We talked about man power shortage, inadequate funding for the ministry of Defence. We talked about all the operations we have been conducting, the successes and failures of each o the operations right from Operation Lafia Dole to Operation Tawase. “The short comings of each of the operations were discussed and God so kind contributions were made by members of the council and I think in no distant time there will be a change in the conduct of our affairs in the Ministry of Defence.”

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