Zulum approves N12.8m for Borno indigenes set for army recruitment

Gov. Babagana  of Borno has approved N12.8 million assistance for 641 Borno candidates who qualified final screening in the recruitment into the Nigerian Army.

declared the assistance on Wednesday in Maiduguri in a farewell address to the candidates who are preparing to final screening exercise in Falgore Forest in Kano State.

The governor who disclosed that each candidate get N20,000, said N15,000 monthly allowance also be provided to them throughout the period of their training.

urged them to be good ambassadors of the state, adding that the state hoped most of them to be recruited be deployed to Borno to deal with the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

“I commend your for choosing to enlist into the Army. However, as citizens of Borno, I advise that you should be good ambassadors of our state,” said.

Earlier, an officer who simply identified himself as Maj. Garba, informed the governor that 1,521 candidates from the 27 LGAs of Borno turned out screening exercise.

He said out of this,  641 150 members of Civilian Joint Task Force assisting the military in the fight against insurgency qualified final stage. (NAN)