Buhari Approved The Purchase Of 2022 V8 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV's Worth N1.4b To Tackle Insecurity In Niger Republic - Finance Minister
The Federal Government has confirmed that it has purchased vehicles worth N1.4 billion to help Niger tackle insecurity.
The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed gave the confirmation on Wednesday, explaining that providing intervention to the neighboring Niger Republic is not new and it is the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari who approved the purchase.
According to her, President Buhari, whose actions she cannot question, has the right to make his own assessment of situations and give directives accordingly.
She added that the financial support, which is primarily for the purpose of enhancing capacity to protect their territory, based on a request by the Nigerien Government is also in the best interest of the country.
The Minister, spoke after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which was presided over by the President, while responding to questions by journalist regarding documents released on social media which showed that the President did approve the release of the funds on February 22, 2022 for Niger Republic.