May 27, 2018

No illegality in $1 billion for military equipment, says Buhari aide (SUN)

No illegality in $1 billion for military equipment, says Buhari aide (SUN)

The Presidency on Thursday said there was no illegality in the release of the $1 billion President Muhammadu Buhari approved for the procurement of military equipment.

The Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, said the release was duly approved by the National Economic Council and state Houses of Assembly.

Onochie, in a tweet  posted on her Twitter handle, @Laurestar, advised Nigerians to desist from playing politics with security issues.

She wrote: “The NEC made up of state governors, approved the $1bn given to the military to purchase arms.

“The state Houses of Assembly approved same. There is no illegality in the release of the funds to the military.

“No one should play politics with the security of Nigerians.” Read more

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