The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that a new salary structure has not been approved for the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).
The DHQ said this while reacting to a document that has gone viral on social media purportedly showing a new upgraded Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) salary structure with effect from May 2019.
The Acting Director. Defence Information in a statement on Friday , Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said the purported new salary scale being circulated is false as no such salary scale exists.
Nwachukwu recalled that the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Muhammadu Buhari, signed a new minimum wage of 30,000 on April 18, 2019
He however said that despite the new minimum wage, “it is however, outrightly mischievous for anyone to circulate fake documents detailing salary structure of the AFN. “
He said: “the DHQ wishes to clarify that the said document does not exist, neither does it reflect the true salary structure of personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“The DHQ therefore wishes to reiterate that the purported new salary scale for members of the AFN being circulated is nothing but a false and malicious publication intended to cause disaffection among members of the AFN, as no such salary scale exists.
“It is also very pertinent for the general public to note that the AFN does not approve salaries for its personnel.
“Members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the general public are therefore urged to please discountenance the fake document in its entirety.”