Niger cars donation: You may ask questions, but…
The Nigerian government has said that though citizens have a right to question its procurement of 10 security vehicles for Niger Republic at a whopping sum of N1.145 billion, the administration remained at liberty to do what it believes it should do.
According to Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, irrespective of what citizens believe to be right, President Muhammadu Buhari also has the right to make his own assessment on situations and act accordingly.
She was speaking on the heels of a Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Hear her: “Let me just say that overtime, Nigeria has had to support its neighbors especially the immediate neighbors to enhance their capacity to secure their countries as it relates to us. This is not the first time that Nigeria had assisted Niger Republic, Cameroon or Chad.
“The President makes an assessment as to what is required based on the request of their Presidents. Such requests are approved and interventions are provided.
“It is to enhance their capacity to protect their countries, as it relates to security and also to Nigeria.”
Buhari had reportedly approved the release of the fund on the 22nd of February, 2022 while the contract to supply the 10 units of Toyoya Land Cruisers was awarded to IFO Kaura Motors Nig. Limited.
President Muhammadu Buhari