Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has dismissed reports that funds budgeted for the purchase of arms and ammunition for the war against insurgents have gone missing in the Buhari-led administration. According to him, things like that cannot happen under the Buhari-led administration.
Garba was reacting to the report by BBC in which Babagana Monguno, the National security advise was quoted to have said the newly appointed service chiefs did not meet the funds approved for arms purchase when they assumed office in January. Munguno has since denied the report, saying he was quoted out of context.
Appearing on Channels TV on Friday night, March 12, Shehu said no part of the money earmarked for the procurement of military equipment is missing. He said the armed forces had made a lot of purchases, but the army has been having a bit of a problem with procurement which has been “coming in bits and in pieces”.
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Source: Linda Ikeji