Major Victory Ahead As President Muhammadu Buhari Prepares For 2019, Approves A Whopping $1 Billion, Sends Out Very Dangerous Signal

By Amako Nneji April 4, 2018 19:08

Major Victory Ahead As President Muhammadu Buhari Prepares For 2019, Approves A Whopping $1 Billion, Sends Out Very Dangerous Signal

President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the release of $1 billion to the Nigerian Defence authorities, for the purchase of security equipment to fight insecurity in the country ahead of the 2019 general elections.

This was revealed on Wednesday, by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, while speaking with Journalists at the end of a security meeting chaired by the President.

“Of recent, our Leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, gave approval for the purchase of more equipment for the Military, worth $1 billion”, he said.

Dan-Ali also said that Wednesday’s meeting was a normal meeting of Security Agencies in the country.

“As usual, we discussed the current activities that affected most of the States in the Federation, like Taraba, Zamfara and other States”, he said.

The Minister also said that the recent deployments to Zamfara and other neighbouring States of Sokoto and Katsina, is expected to take care of the security challenges in the area.

“Of course, the strength of security personnel has increased, including the Air Force additional quick response group, they have added enough manpower in that area”, he said.

On Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in captivity with the boko haram insurgent, Dan-Ali said: “Well, we are making all available efforts to see that the girl is returned safely.”

 

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