The Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Challenge, SERAP, has known as on President Muhammadu Buhari to begin investigation into the allegation of lacking arms funds made by the Nationwide Safety Adviser, (NSA), Normal Babagana Monguno (rtd), towards the previous Service Chiefs.
Monguno in an interview with the BBC Hausa had stated that “neither the cash authorised by Buhari for arms was met on floor when the brand new service chiefs assumed workplace.”
Issues took a unique flip after his interview generated a variety of backlash from Nigerians on social media.
Following the event, the workplace of the NSA in an announcement launched stated Monguno was quoted out of context as he didn’t say that funds meant for arms procurement have been lacking below the ex-service chiefs as reported or transcribed by some media retailers.
Reacting, SERAP in an announcement by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, stated the NSA’s denial shouldn’t be the top of the problem.
Oluwadare additionally urged President Buhari to order anti-graft companies to probe the lacking arms funds.
“Any allegations of corruption within the spending of public fund have to be promptly, completely, and transparently investigated.
“Suspected perpetrators ought to equally be dropped at guide if there’s related admissible proof.
“Additionally, any lacking public funds have to be absolutely recovered and returned to the treasury.
“Lastly, investigating and prosecuting the allegations would assist Nigerians know if the funds meant to defend the nation and for buy of arms to empower Nigerian troopers have been transparently and accountably spent,” the assertion stated.