Zulum doles #12.8m on 641 potential Army recruits, each gets #20,000.
Prospective Recruits to earn #15,000 monthly.
As the present youths continue to show resentment to joining the Nigeria Army, the Governor of Borno State Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has authorised the release of N12.8m as a motivation for 641 candidates currently at their final stage of exercises to qualify for recruitment into the Nigerian Army’s 81 regular intake for 2021.
Just as he said the 641 candidates, each of whom will also get N20, 000, were those who passed different stages of medical and fitness tests and soon to leave for final military fitness exercises at Falgore Game Reserve in Kano from where successful candidates will be recruited into the Army.
The Governor, in addition to his release of N12.8m also approved N15,000 monthly to support each of the final successful candidate
The Governor announced the largesse while addressing the candidates at Maimalari barracks in Maiduguri.
Zulum was received at the barracks by the theatre commander of operation Hadin Kai, Major General Christopher Musa.
He urged all the candidates, many of whom hailed from the 27 local government areas of Borno state to be good ambassadors of the state.
“I commend your patriotism for choosing to enlist into the Army. However, as citizens of Borno, I advise that you should be good ambassadors of our State. Under no circumstances should you behave wrongly anywhere outside. Insha’ Allah, we shall provide the needed support to all of you” Zulum said.
Successful candidates from across the country are expected to proceed to the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria for other stages of their recruitment training.