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 “rapid establishing of a committee to research the controversial $1 billion vote authorized and launched for it, which was amongst different issues meant to facilitate the struggle on terror”.
Comrade Ibrahim Waiya, the convener of the group, stated in a launch that, “it’s our adamant perception that, an allegation of this magnitude coming from a extremely revered persona within the individual of the Nationwide Safety Adviser to the President, Main Basic Babagana Mungono, should not be swept below the carpet”.
He stated, “it’s because as a democratic nation, we must always have the ability to set an excellent 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, “quite than waging a struggle on private vendetta towards the individual of the Nationwide Safety Adviser, it’s clear from the content material of this allegation that, the matter shouldn’t be about persona or individuality, however we must always quite be conscious concerning the company popularity and integrity of our nation which is steadily drifting into whole muddle.
“This rising diploma of the tradition of impunity whether it is allowed to proceed in our system would certainly choke the follow to demand for accountability and transparency, two main finest ideas of democratic governance extensively accepted world over,” he famous in frustration.
He added, “It is usually quite unlucky as some people would place themselves above the hall of the rule of legislation, and refuse to acknowledge themselves as servants to the individuals, however quite select to all the time behave as political dictators with whole disregard to the plights of the bulk, therefore the necessity for a particular panel of investigation into this matter, and this motion just isn’t solely fascinating however is equally mandatory.
“In our proposed agenda for the advocated investigative panel or excessive powered committee, the phrases of reference for the committee ought to embody: Discreet probe on the precise launch of the alleged funds, how a lot has to date been expended on the procurement of the navy gear, what was the proportion of the availability, the identify of the corporate contracted for the availability of the arms, below which workplace was the contract executed, who signed the contract on behalf of the Federal Authorities, who obtained the availability of the ammunition on behalf of the Federal Authorities, and which yr was the availability of the arms effected, and the way a lot share left and what’s the subsequent anticipated consignment, and which amount of the provided 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 concerning the procurement of the stated arms.”
“This measure we imagine would assist Nigerian residents to seek out solace on the rising anxiousness they’ve been going by means of, because the starting of the enduring controversy.
“Your Excellency, we want to strongly draw your consideration to an alleged and purported conspiracy to recycle among 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 include the rising safety challenges within the nation throughout their tenure in workplace.
” This can be a calculated principle of sabotage to your efforts in addressing the insecurity issues within the nation, and if the evil plan succeeds, it will 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 injury the popularity of your Authorities within the eyes of the worldwide neighborhood.
” It’s on document that, the credibility of the individuals concerned on this conspiracy is already unsure and no critical 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 stated, “It’s on document that, your Authorities stands on the cardinal pillar towards indecency and dishonesty and with the slogan of change mantra on zero tolerance for corruption in Nigeria”.
The Group, hopes that the nice individuals of Nigeria shall obtain a fast response to salvage the nation from additional disgrace and picture damaging.