Outrage as Buhari approves N1.4 billion to purchase vehicles for Niger republic

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Following news that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved N1.4 billion for the purchase of 10 vehicles for the Niger Republic, Nigerians have been harshly critical of him.

David Hundeyin, a well-known investigative journalist, claimed on Tuesday night that President Buhari had approved the funding for the purchase of 10 Toyota Land Cruiser jeeps in a document from the nation’s budget office.

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The document also included the name and number of the account where the funds were deposited.

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The tweet from Hundeyin is below.

 

 

 

 

The Federal Government has disclosed that it has purchased vehicles worth N1.4 billion to help Niger Republic tackle insecurity.

On Wednesday, Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget, and national planning, confirmed the news, stating that President Muhammadu Buhari has the authority to approve the purchase and that intervening in the neighbouring Niger Republic is nothing new.

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She asserts that President Buhari has the right to assess situations for himself and issue orders in accordance with those findings. She cannot question his actions.

She continued by saying that the financial assistance, which was requested by the government of Niger and is primarily intended to help them better protect their territory, is also in the best interests of the nation.

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After the President-led Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the minister addressed questions about documents that were circulated on social media and revealed that the president had authorised the release of the funds for the Niger Republic on February 22, 2022.FG confirms purchase of N1.4bn worth of vehicles for Niger Republic

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