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Defence headquarters speaks On alleged New Salary Structure


The defence headquarters said on Friday that a new salary structure had not been approved for the members of the armed forces.

The defence headquarters said it is reacting to a fictitious document being circulated on some social media platforms in that regard.

“The defence headquarters therefore, wishes to reiterate that the purported new salary scale for members of the armed forces being circulated, is nothing but a false and malicious publication intended to cause disaffection among members of the armed forces, as no such salary scale exists,” Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, said in a statement.

Col. Nwachukwu said the defence headquarters was dismayed by the circulation of the fictitious document which had gone viral on social media, purportedly showing a new upgraded salary structure with effect from May 2019.

The defence headquarters wishes to clarify that the said document does not exist; neither does it reflect the true salary structure of personnel of the armed forces. It would be recalled that that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, signed a new minimum wage of N30, 000 on April 18.

“It is also very pertinent for the general public to note that the armed forces do not approve salaries for its personnel,” Nwachukwu said.

He therefore, urged personnel and the general public to discountenance the fake document in its entirety.


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