The former Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has advised the Federal Government to increase its funding of the armed forces as continued dependence on foreign support would not help the military to successfully protect Nigeria’s territory.

The former Chief of Defense Staff gave the advice at his pulling out ceremony in Abuja.

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While addressing his former colleagues, the former CDS thanked both the federal government and foreign countries who supported him with weapons to fight insurgency.

The retired Air Marshal Badeh, however, noted that the Army had suffered neglect in the past and this made it difficult for it to effectively combat the insurgency in the north east.

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The pulling out parade was the final ceremony to bid the former Chief of Defense Staff farewell from the military.

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Alex Badeh served as the Chief of Defense Staff between January 2014 and July 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed new service chiefs.

This has been considered a turbulent period in the history of the Nigerian military as insurgency in the northeast brought it under several criticism.