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#Buhari purchases N1.4bn worth of vehicles for Niger Republic to tackle insecurity

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The Federal Government  under President Muhammadu Buhari has purchased vehicles worth N1.4 billion for neighbouring Niger Republic to tackle insecurity.

This is coming after a budget office document that showed President Muhammadu Buhari had given the go-ahead to spend N1.4 billion on vehicles for the Government of the Niger Republic was revealed by an investigative reporter, David Hundeyin yesterday, August 2, 2022.

The document which had sparked outrage among Nigerians stated that the approved fund will be used to buy 10 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 automobiles.

It was gathered that the president approved the release of the funds on February 22, 2022, for the Niger Republic.

Rapulu wrote; “I think you might be right, Buhari loves Niger more than Nigeria, there is a reason for that, either he is originally from Niger Republic due to his decision in 1984 or MNK is right about the Jubril issue.”

Zobanwa said; “To think that ASUU is still on strike is heartbreaking.”

Cephas wrote; “1.4 billion in buying Toyota Land Cruiser for a foreign nation that is inconsequential to the of the country’s wealth, whilst citizens wallow in poverty. ASUU on strike. This present government children should pray very well cos the heart of people are not wishing them well.”

However, defending the government after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by the President, the Minister of Finance said the president, 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.

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