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Nigeria Reportedly Pays Chadian & Nigerien Soldiers N146 Million Monthly to Fight Boko Haram



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Nigeria is reportedly covering the financial costs of the operations by multinational forces against Boko Haram.

According to Punch, Nigeria pays the troops from Chad and Niger N146.25 million as pocket money and feeding allowances. The amount however does not include money for fueling of the operational vehicles of the foreign troops and other logistics.

The report further states that “a breakdown of the N146.25 million shows that the 2,500 troops contributed by Chad receive N112.5 million monthly while the 750 soldiers from Niger get N33.75 million. Thus each of the soldiers from the two countries gets N45,000 monthly as pocket and feeding allowances, the same amounts paid their Nigerian counterparts.”



  1. me

    March 23, 2015 at 8:22 am

    O yes they should be paid for helping us. Why is this even public information?

  2. sylvia

    March 23, 2015 at 8:46 am

    146. Million naira MONTHLY na wa oh…..The way government, individuals, Media specially NTA call money in nigeria can give one high blood pressure…
    Each time I settled to watch nig. News and I hear the words…100 million this, 70 million that, 5 billion allocation so on and forth it baffles me like where the hell is all this money and nothing is a prove of development. Calling millions like it hundreds of naira on a daily basis.

  3. ada nnewi

    March 23, 2015 at 11:32 am

    45k monthly only to risk their lives…only 5k more than my security gets paid and no one shoots at him….there is God oh!

    • Oh please

      March 23, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Aunty, These are “feeding allowances & pocket money” NOT their monthly wages!

    • ada nnewi

      March 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      We all know that in Nigeria your allowances are where the major bulk of your money is especially in public service so i’m not wrong for feeling this is a pittance!!!

  4. Gbaam!

    March 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    And so what? It’s only PUNCH that writes rubbish about GEJ. Every country pays to offset cost of security especially where foreign troops are involved.

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