Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the cancellation of special allowances for security personnel at the presidential villa in Abuja, Punch reports.
The security personnel posted to the Villa were before now always paid what is known as Risk and Hazard Allowance.
Senior security officers guarding the villa were said to have been collecting between N75 000 and N50 000 while their subordinates received between N30 000 and N25 000 on a monthly basis during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
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However, since his assumption of office, President Buhari was said to have refused to pay the money to them.
The ADC to the President, Lt. Col. Muhammed Abubakar, was said to have summoned sectional heads of all the security agencies manning different positions within the Villa to inform them about the stoppage of the allowance.
It was gathered that the ADC decided to call the sectional heads following rumours making the rounds among the operatives that the money meant for the affected officers was being embezzled.
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