I was quoted out of context – NSA Babagaba Munguno denies saying arms procurement funds went missing under the immediate past service chiefs


604c5009369d5Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA), has denied saying funds appropriated for the purchase of arms went missing under the leadership of the immediate past service chiefs, saying he was quoted out of context. Munguno in an interview with BBC Hausa had said the newly appointed service chiefs did not meet the funds approved for arms purchase when they assumed office in January this year. Although he did not accuse the immediate past service chiefs of misappropriating the funds, he said the money might have been used in other ways unknown to anybody at present. Following the reactions that trailed his comment, his office released a statement on Friday night, March 12 saying he was quoted out of context. The statement reads“We would like to state that the NSA was quoted out of context as he did not categorically say that funds meant for arms procurement were missing under the former Service Chiefs as reported or transcribed by some media outlets from the BBC…

Source: Linda Ikeji