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Security operatives at Aso Rock complain over unpaid allowances

11 February 2016, 07:31

Abuja - Security operatives linked to the Presidential Villa have voiced complaints over unpaid allowances due to them.

According to a Punch report, security operatives at Aso Rock used to enjoy a "Risk Cautious Allowance" (RCA) under former President Goodluck Jonathan, a luxury which has seemingly been revoked by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the officers, which include members of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Intelligence Agency, they had not been paid since the inception of the current administration.

Despite a media report stating that the had been brought to a halt last year, officers have disclosed that they were told by their bosses that the allowance was still in place.

Also read: Security beefed up at Aso Rock among terror fears

Past senior officers have been reported to be paid N30,000, with junior officers being paid N25,000 monthly.

A top official of the Presidency has, however, disclosed that allowances for the operatives had been approved in January, assuring officers that they will be paid soon.

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has declined to comment on the issue.

Read more at Punch

- News24


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