To enable the Nigerian Navy and other arms of the armed forces to continue to play their role of providing security towards nation building, the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has pledged to ensure the timely release of approved funds to the agencies.
Idris made the pledge when he visited the Chief of Naval Staff, A.Z.Gambo, an Admiral at the Defense Headquarters in Abuja on Friday.
He acknowledged the enormous responsibility saddled on the Nigerian Navy and other armed forces to secure and keep the narion together, noting the successes recorded in recent times in the prosecution of the war against insurgents in the country.
To help the armed forces record even greater successes in securing the country’s territorial waters and protect the country’s sovereignty going forward, the Head of the Federal Treasury said his office would continue to do all within its powers to support the Nigerian Navy and other members of the armed forces to discharge their mandate.
“I assure you the Federal Treasury will continue to support the Nigerian armed forces to achieve more successes.
“The Nigerian Navy and other armed forces have kept the country one in terms of the discharge of their duties of securing the country. Your responsibility is enormous. You need every support you can get.
“On our part, we will continue to support you, by giving you the necessary tools for you to deliver on your mandate”, he said.
Idris congratulated the Naval Chief on his appointment, stressing that no effort would be spared to sustain the cordial relationship existing between the different arms of the Nigerian armed forces and the Federal Treasury.
In his remarks, the Chief of Naval Staff Gambo expressed delight at the visit of the Accountant General of the Federation and extolled the cordial relationship that has existed between the Nigerian armed forces and the Federal Treasury.
Gambo said the security challenges the country is currently facing was not insurmountable, adding that “it is now more action, less talk” as directed by the President.
The Chief of Naval Staff advocated improved welfare for Officers and men of armed forces, in terms of infrastructure to quarter Naval Ratings and Officers.
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