President Buhari Approves Purchase Of $1bn Military Equipment
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of one $1 billion for the purchase of more equipment for the Nigerian military.
Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali announced this to Journalists after Wednesday’s security meeting presided over by President Buhari.
The money is to be sourced from the country’s excess crude account as earlier approved by the National Economic Council, comprising all state governors.
His words: “This is 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. Well, as usual we have operationalised a Division in Sokoto, there will be a Brigade in Katsina and another Brigade in Zamfara that will take care of the security situation in that area.
“The strength of security personnel has increased including the Air Force additional quick response group, they have added enough manpower in that area.”