New Salary Scale Has Not Been Approved For Armed Forces – DHQ
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says no new salary scale has been approved for the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).
Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, said this in a statement in reaction to a purported document containing a new upgraded salary structure for the military.
“The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has observed with utmost dismay, the circulation of a fictitious document that has gone viral on social media purportedly showing a new upgraded Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) salary structure with effect from May 2019,” he said.
“The DHQ wishes to clarify that the said document does not exist, neither does it reflect the true salary structure of personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.”
Colonel Nwachukwu noted that the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, had signed a new minimum wage of N30,000 for workers across the country.
He, however, stated that it was “outrightly mischievous” for anyone to circulate fake documents detailing the salary structure of the AFN.
“The DHQ, therefore, wishes to reiterate that the purported new salary scale for members of the AFN being circulated is nothing but a false and malicious publication intended to cause disaffection among members of the AFN, as no such salary scale exists,” the DHQ spokesman added.
He stressed further that it was pertinent to note that the military does not approve salaries for its personnel.
Colonel Nwachukwu, thereafter, urged Nigerians, especially members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to discountenance the purported document.