Mr President, commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the federal Republic of Nigeria. We are officers and soldiers of Nigerian Battalion 37 (Nibbat 37 unmil) that came back on July 29, 2016 from a peacekeeping mission in Liberia.
Since we completed our mission for 12 months only 8 months paid to us. Is it not disgraceful UN had paid defence headquarters mission allowances for complete 12 months and only 8 months given to troops?
Dear Mr president, the army has refused to pay us the balance of our allowances for 4 months. We urge you to look into this issue to make your anti corruption campaign in the armed forces a success. If nothing is done very soon, we will be forced to take law into our hands and which is not good. Because Nigerian army specialized in owing it’s troops their allowances.
We keep lamenting through media houses and nothing has changed, or do you expect us to storm national assembly in the name of protest? No, we can’t.
Please your excellency address this issue of outstanding allowances.
Concerned officers and soldiers of Nigerian Battalion 37.