President Muhammadu Buhari said the procurement of equipment for Nigeria’s Armed Forces which followed due process in the past became open to corruption and shady deals under the last administration.
He said the nation had found itself in the current crisis because Jonathan’s men were just putting foreign exchange in a briefcase and travelled to procure equipment for the military.
President Buhari was speaking at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while meeting with the British Secretary of State for Defence, Mr. Michael Fallon. Fallon said Britain had 130 military personnel currently training the Nigerian army, saying more than 300 would come next year to offer such training.
Buhari said his administration was taking urgent and appropriate actions to restore order, due process and probity to the procurement processes of the nation’s Armed Forces.
“They just put foreign exchange in a briefcase and travelled to procure equipment for the military. That is why we have found ourselves in the crisis we are now facing,” Buhari told the British Secretary of State for Defence.
Fallon told Buhari that he was in Nigeria to see what more Britain could do to support Nigeria in fighting terrorism and violent extremism.
Credit- Daily Trust