The Nigeria Democracy Working Group has expressed deep concern on the extensively circulated allegation on none procurement and provide of arms and ammunition to the Nigerian navy, and has unconditionally demanded for the “quick establishing of a committee to analyze the controversial $1 billion vote accepted and launched for it, which was amongst different issues meant to facilitate the warfare on terror”.
Comrade Ibrahim Waiya, the convener of the group, mentioned in a launch that, “it’s our adamant perception that, an allegation of this magnitude coming from a extremely revered character within the individual of the Nationwide Safety Adviser to the President, Main Basic Babagana Mungono, should not be swept beneath the carpet”.
He mentioned, “it is because as a democratic nation, we should always be capable to set a superb instance to different nations, particularly among the many African Communities, to replicate our lengthy self-imposed place of the “Large of Africa” by objectively attending to the underside of the allegation”.
Waiya noteed that, “fairly than waging a warfare on private vendetta in opposition to the individual of the Nationwide Safety Adviser, it’s clear from the content material of this allegation that, the matter shouldn’t be about character or individuality, however we should always fairly be conscious in regards to the company popularity and integrity of our nation which is step by step drifting into complete muddle.
“This rising diploma of the tradition of impunity whether it is allowed to proceed in our system would certainly choke the observe to demand for accountability and transparency, two main greatest rules of democratic governance extensively accepted world over,” he famous in frustration.
He added, “It is usually fairly unlucky as some people would place themselves above the hall of the rule of legislation, and refuse to acknowledge themselves as servants to the folks, however fairly select to all the time behave as political dictators with complete disregard to the plights of the bulk, therefore the necessity for a particular panel of investigation into this matter, and this motion shouldn’t be solely fascinating however is equally obligatory.
“In our proposed agenda for the advocated investigative panel or excessive powered committee, the phrases of reference for the committee ought to embrace: Discreet probe on the precise launch of the alleged funds, how a lot has up to now been expended on the procurement of the navy gear, what was the share of the provision, the title of the corporate contracted for the provision of the arms, beneath which workplace was the contract executed, who signed the contract on behalf of the Federal Authorities, who obtained the provision of the ammunition on behalf of the Federal Authorities, and which yr was the provision of the arms effected, and the way a lot proportion left and what’s the subsequent anticipated consignment, and which amount of the equipped arms had been distributed to the navy formations in Nigeria, and lastly the names of the navy formations that obtained the arms and the ammunitions.”
The Convener hinted that, Nigerian residents deserve an pressing response from the President Muhammadu Buhari workplace, by establishing a excessive powered committee to impact a “thorough investigation and presentation of complete findings to the general public relating to the procurement of the mentioned arms.”
“This measure we imagine would assist Nigerian residents to seek out solace on the rising anxiousness they’ve been going via, for the reason that starting of the enduring controversy.
“Your Excellency, we want to strongly draw your consideration to an alleged and purported conspiracy to recycle a few of the previous and retired service chiefs into the mainstream of the Nigerian safety structure, though the world has acknowledged their exhaustion and obvious lack of ability to comprise the growing safety challenges within the nation throughout their tenure in workplace.
” It is a calculated concept of sabotage to your efforts in addressing the insecurity issues within the nation, and if the evil plan succeeds, it could not solely ridicule your long-established honesty and integrity as an upright chief, who stands for credibility and dedication to the overall wellbeing of the nation, however would as nicely harm the popularity of your Authorities within the eyes of the worldwide group.
” It’s on report that, the credibility of the folks concerned on this conspiracy is already unsure and no severe individual or group would wish to give them one other likelihood due to their woeful failure and the disgrace they’d dropped at this nation.”
Waiya mentioned, “It’s on report that, your Authorities stands on the cardinal pillar in opposition to indecency and dishonesty and with the slogan of change mantra on zero tolerance for corruption in Nigeria”.
The Group, hopes that the great folks of Nigeria shall obtain a fast response to salvage the nation from additional disgrace and picture damaging.