The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has said that the change of currency and cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), if not well thought out, may affect operations of troops in the field. Monguno made the observation when he appeared before an Ad hoc Committee of the House of Representatives on change of currency and cashless policy in Abuja. Represented by the Head of Defence Unit, Rear Admiral Abubakar Mustapha, the NSA said that even in advanced countries, such policies could affect operations of troops if not well implemented.
“Because of the sensitivity of some of this information that will come and bordering on security, there are things we cannot say in the media. “Globally, military operations, even in first world countries, such policies, if not well properly thought out, will affect some certain operations. “Some of our soldiers are deployed in places where they cannot actually access digital means of paying for their daily subsistence; that is the main issue that NSA has been talking about. “It is important that this committee sits down and articulates better ways of actually addressing these issues,” he said. NAN

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