Former Chief of Military Workers, Tukur Buratai, has denied diverting funds meant for procurement of arms whereas in workplace.
The Nationwide Safety Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno, had stated the newly appointed Service Chiefs didn’t meet the funds authorised for the procurement arms upon their resumption of workplace.
Monguno, nevertheless, countered the report, saying he was misquoted.
The previous Service Chief has now stated these with questions ought to channel their queries to the Ministry of Defence for particulars on how funds meant for arms have been spent.
Buratai made the clarification, in an announcement signed by his lawyer, Osuagwu Ugochukwu.
The assertion reads: “My consideration has been drawn to an interview granted BBC by Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA), RTD Main Normal Babagana Monguno, whereby he was alleged to have accused former service chiefs of filtering ARMS Fund away.
“I can verify that Lt. Normal Buratai and different ex-service chiefs have been by no means talked about within the interview and neither was any arms fund lacking below the stewardship of Lt. Gen T.Y. Buratai.
“Curiously, NSA Babagana Monguno has denied making such accusations. We, due to this fact, urge members of the general public to discountenance any such misquoted narrative suggesting sleaze on the integrity of Rtd Lt Gen T.Y. Buratai.
“Anybody fascinated with realizing how arms have been procured by the ex-service chiefs and significantly Lt Gen T.Y. Buratai ought to channel such request for info to the Ministry of Defence.”
Buratai opens up on lacking arms fund below him as Chief of Military Workers