President Muhammadu Buhari had while swearing-in the newly appointed service chiefs in August, given them three months to wipe out Boko Haram insurgency but as the deadline draws closer, not a few have expressed doubts if the military will be able to achieve that target.
However, Mr. Dan-Ali, who spoke during a public hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Appropriation to consider the request of the president for a N465 billion supplementary budget, expressed the confidence that the deadline would be met.
According to him, the budgetary allocation to the ministry will be utilised to achieve the December deadline.
“We are going to ensure that the budgetary allocation given to us as Ministry of Defence is utilised to get the maximum eradication of insurgency in our territory.
“Insurgency is not something that can be removed within a day. All we are saying is that we will ensure that maximum security will be achieved within the time frame given to us”, Dan-Ali told the Danjuma Goje-led Appropriation Committee.