CDS seeks Central Bank’s intervention to enhance military operations

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa, has sought the intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to enhance military operations.

A statement Friday by Director Defence Information Brigadier General Tukur Gusau disclosed that the CDS made the plea when he paid a visit to the CBN.

It noted that the visit is part of the CDS engagement with critical stakeholders to curtail contemporary challenges facing the nation.

In his remarks at the occasion, General Musa applauded the CBN Governor for his sterling leadership qualities and his monetary and fiscal policies which are geared towards adressing economic hardships in the country.

According to the CDS, the country’s challenges are enormous but he added that ” I can see light at the end of the tunnel. “

He further enumerated many challenges faced by the military which impinge on its operations and therefore appealed to the CBN Governor to critically look into the issues with a view of adressing them.

General Musa also seized the opportunity to call CBN to consider members of the Armed Forces in its agricultural schemes as means of enhencing welfare for both serving and retired personnel.

He concluded that “the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain focus, professional and ready to secure Nigeria”.

The CBN Governor Mr Olayemi Cardoso in his response thanked the CDS for the visit, while acknowledging the immense sacrifice the AFN is making to secure the country.

He added that the military takes too much risk to their lives to ensure peace and tranquility reigns. He assures of the CBN commitment to support and collaborate with Defence Headquarters.
The governor also commended the CDS leadership philosophy. According to him, “it gives everybody hope for the future.”

The Central Bank Governor further stated that the CBN has re-set its strategy, primarily to focus on monetary policies to manage the stability of the system.

He emphasised that the CBN needed AFN assistance in its daily operation. He promised that things would soon normalise.