The federal government has confirmed that it has purchased vehicles worth N1.4 billion to help Niger tackle insecurity.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed gave the confirmation on Wednesday, explaining that providing intervention to the neighboring Niger Republic is not new and it is the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari who approved the purchase.
According to her, President Buhari, whose actions she cannot question, has the right to make his own assessment of situations and give directives accordingly.
She added that the financial support, which is primarily for the purpose of enhancing capacity to protect their territory, based on a request by the Nigerien Government, is also in the best interest of the country.
The minister, who was speaking after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by the President, responded to questions regarding documents released on social media which showed that the president approved the release of the funds on February 22, 2022, for the Niger Republic.
This came after Nigerian investigative journalist David Hundeyin published the above image on social media in the early hours of Wednesday.
The actions of the federal government left many Nigerians on social media asking the question, why is President Muhammadu Buhari interested in Niger Republic?
The Federal Government confirms purchase of vehicles worth N1.4 billion for Niger Republic