The workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser has denied saying that some funds meant to buy arms underneath the management of the previous service chiefs had been lacking.
Babagana Monguno, Nationwide Safety Adviser, throughout an interview with BBC Hausa had defined that the brand new service chiefs who lately assumed workplace didn’t meet the cash for arm or tools buy as accepted by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Monguno additionally mentioned preliminary investigation confirmed that the funds had been lacking and tools or arms are nowhere to be discovered.
The revelation, nonetheless, triggered numerous reactions from Nigerians on social media.
Whereas some had been of the opinion that Common Buratai and the ex-service chiefs needs to be investigated others mentioned they need to be arrested and made to provide account of how they spent the cash.
Reacting, NSA in an announcement launched on Friday night, mentioned Monguno was quoted out of context as he didn’t categorically say that funds meant for arms procurement had been lacking underneath the Former Service Chiefs as reported or transcribed by some media retailers from the BBC interview.
The assertion additionally mentioned that the Nationwide Safety Adviser solely reiterated the Federal Authorities’s dedication to deal decisively with insecurity and President Buhari’s continued dedication to supply all essential assist to the Armed Forces, together with the availability of arms and tools.
“The eye of the Workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser has been drawn to some media stories relating to Armed Forces tools throughout an interview with the BBC Hausa service.
“We want to State that the NSA was quoted out of context as he didn’t categorically say that funds meant for arms procurement had been lacking underneath the Former Service Chiefs as reported by some information retailers.
“The Nationwide Safety Adviser solely reiterated the Federal Authorities’s dedication to deal decisively with insecurity and the President’s dedication to supply all essential assist to the Armed Forces, together with the availability of arms and tools.
“Within the interview the Nationwide Safety Adviser clearly knowledgeable the BBC reporter that Mr President has offered huge assets for arms procurement, however the orders had been both insufficient or but to be delivered and that didn’t indicate that the funds had been misappropriated underneath the previous Service Chiefs.
“Additionally, the Mr. President is following up on the procurement course of as is common with contracts referring to navy tools, most often the method includes manufacturing, due diligence and tedious negotiations that will change supply dates,” the assertion mentioned.