$2bn Arms Deal: I Will Speak Up Soon – Labaran Maku
Former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Labaran Maku has promised to shed more light on the controversial $2.1 billion arms procurement deal for which many prominent Nigerians are presently being tried.
In an interview with The Punch, Maku said he was bidding his time to make sure that he speaks at the appropriate time, after listening to the views of other Nigerians.
He said: “I don’t want to comment on this administration now because I was in the previous government as Minister of Information and our voice was all over the nation. Decency requires that I keep quiet and let Nigerians hear other voices. That doesn’t mean I will not say anything, but it is virtually too early for me as a former Minister of Information to begin to talk about what is going on at the moment.
“So it is not correct; when you have spoken so long and people have heard your voice, you also withdraw and hear others. I have my views about everything that is going on now. When the time is due, when I have respected public decency, waited and have heard some other Nigerians, I will make my views known.
“But for now, it is too early for me to say anything. The processes that are going on are in the full glare of Nigerians and what I will say is that the media should be very careful. That’s my advice and I will not say anything else.”