4 December 2012

Nigeria: Jaji Blast - House Seeks Better Funding of Military

Kaduna — Following the bomb blasts that rocked Jaji Military Cantonment last Sunday, the House Committee on Defence at the weekend said it will make a case for better funding for the military in the 2013 budget.

Chairman of the committee, Bashir Adamu Kazure, said this when he and other members visited the blast site at the Jaji cantonment, adding that the committee will also ensure that the cantonment is properly fenced.

"This cantonment is a very vital place because it has about five schools surrounding it which are very important in the training of military personnel. We are also here to extend out condolences to the families of our brothers and sisters who lost their lives in the incident at the church, and also to pray that such never happens again.

"As a legislature that is very responsive, we decided to be here to give the necessary cooperation and give the necessary push to make sure that things are adequately addressed. At the moment, the budget exercise is still going on and we felt it is expedient that we have to go round and that is why we are here," he said.

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