Gov. Umahi Disagrees with National Assembly; Urges Buhari to Increase Funding of Service Chiefs


Governor David Umahi has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the funding and logistics of the service Chiefs rather than sacking them as proposed by the National Assembly.

Governor Umahi made the call during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Nigerian Army reference hospital in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.

He maintained that the service Chiefs need cooperation and information to operate, adding that even when they take decisions, it is from the inputs of the officers.

The Governor urged the President to increase the programme that will bring information to the service Chiefs and also increase the frequency of meeting with them and tell the civil society to support them.

He noted that it is a very crucial time for Nigeria as a nation, stressing that what the country needs is love, unity and to see the nation as one indivisible entity.

” I want to disagree with the National Assembly members, in my own view, about the sack of service Chiefs.

“That is not what we need at this crucial time of our challenges. What we need is cooperation with the security agencies.

“So, I will support Mr President to retain the service Chiefs. What we need to do for the security agencies is to increase their logistics. We should increase the funding of the Armed Forces. We should increase funding on programmes that will enhance information gathering to the security agencies.

Governor Umahi commended President Buhari and the chief of army staff for finding Ebonyi state fit to host the medical centre and expressed optimism that the hospital will meet the needs of army personnel and the host community.

He announced that his government has built a medical college in the southern part of the state which he said was configured to be run by expatriates from all over the world.


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