Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has requested the President Muhammadu Buhari authorities to offer account of the $1 billion {dollars} that was withdrawn from the Extra Crude Account to buy arms for the battle in opposition to insecurity.

Wike spoke in an interview with Channels Tv’s Newsnight the place he advisable that the President ought to maintain officers accountable for his or her actions.

Recall that the Nationwide Financial Council had on December 15, 2017 agreed to utilise $1billion from Nigeria’s extra crude account.

Wike was one of many governors that questioned the choice on the assembly chaired by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and had the 36 State governors in attendance.

And the spate of insecurity has worsened past measures after 4 years, with many Nigerians elevating questions concerning the acquisition of the tools.

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“I bear in mind there was a time when $1 billion was taken from the Extra Crude Account to supply for safety. The place is the tools that we purchased,” Wike questioned.

“If I ought to launch that cash because the Chief Safety Officer, figuring out how Nigeria is, I’ll be sure that these weapons and the precise ones have been purchased.”

Wike additional faulted the response of the Chief of Military Workers, Leut. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru over the arms buy throughout his look earlier than the Home of Representatives advert hoc Committee on arms and ammunition.

The COAS had refused to talk additional on the matter, insisting that he had barely settled into workplace and is certainly not the precise individual to talk on arms and ammunition bought by his predecessors.

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Wike added, “I used to be shocked after I was watching the tv when the Home of Representatives invited the Chief of Military Workers concerning the buy of weapons and he stated ‘look, you understand the precise individuals to ask.

“You need to take management. Even when these have been on the helms of affairs of safety, the onus is on you, you’ll be able to nonetheless summon them again.”

Insecurity: The place’s $1 billion you withdrew to buy arms – Wike questions Buhari govt

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