That N206bn For Military Equipment


The mystery behind the N206 billion, surreptitiously inserted in the budget of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, is beginning to be unraveled with the revelation that the money was put there, intentionally, for purchase of military equipment.

This perfidious drama started when the Senate discovered that the budget of the ministry had a strange sum to the tune of N206 billion added without sufficient explanation. The Minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, feigned surprise at the discovery by the senate when asked to explain the presence of the huge sum in her ministry’s budget.

Her remarks were even more befuddling when she said, “Yes, we made mention of the projects for 2022 which was not released and part of it was for the NEDC. The money was not released and now we have seen it recurring by almost 10 folds and we are also going to clarify from the ministry of finance to know why this increase despite the fact that the previous year, the…

Source: Leadership Newspaper