FG Confirms Purchase of N1.4 billion Worth Of Vehicles For Niger Republic To Combat Insecurity
In order to help Niger combat insecurity, the Federal Government has announced that it has purchased vehicles worth N1.4 billion.
On Wednesday, Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget, and national planning, confirmed the news, stating that President Muhammadu Buhari has the authority to sanction the purchase and that intervening in the neighboring Niger Republic is nothing new.
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 safeguard their territory, is also in the best interests of the nation.
After the President-led Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the minister addressed queries about documents that were circulated on social media and revealed that the president had authorized the release of the monies for the Niger Republic on February 22, 2022.