Soldiers earn less than N50,000 monthly; I’m paid N1,200 daily as operation allowance – Defence Chief.


The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa, has revealed that military personnel are paid N50,000 as monthly salary while he and other officers, regardless of rank, are paid N1,200 daily as operation allowance.

Mr Musa disclosed this while speaking about the welfare of soldiers on Channels TV on Tuesday.

“The issue of cash allowance where we feed, any time we are on operations, I as a General, I am being paid N1,200 per day with my soldiers. From the first general to the last soldier, it is the same amount; that is what we manage.

“My soldiers collect less than N50,000 as salary in a month. We all know the situation on the ground; my appeal is for them to have a salary that is worthy of the work they are doing; we deserve to have that so that it can encourage them to want to do more,” he said.

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