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FG confirmed that it has approved the purchase of vehicles worth N1.4 billion for neighboring Niger Republic to tackle insecurity when it’s Teachers and students are on strike.

FG confirmed that it has approved the purchase of vehicles worth N1.4 billion for neighboring Niger Republic to tackle insecurity when it’s Teachers and students are on strike.

The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed gave the confirmation on Wednesday, explaining that providing intervention to the neighboring Niger Republic is not new and it is the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari who approved the purchase.

According to her, President Buhari, 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.

Nigeria are yet to deal with it’s security challenges, students still at home since 5 months, teachers and Government refused to reach agreement over payments. But here we are giving billions to another country to fix it security. President Muhammadu Buhari has planned a train way linking nigeria to the same country.

Is there something the north and current Government are not telling NIGERIANS.

The minister, who was speaking after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by the President, responded to questions regarding documents released on social media which showed that the president approved the release of the funds on February 22, 2022, for the Niger Republic.

Independent journalist David Hundeyin on Tuesday had posted the photo of a budget office document showing the payment, questioning why the government made the payment.

He asked President Muhammadu Buhari to explain why “scarce” public sector resources were being expended on Niger Republic without it appearing “on official Budget Office documentation.”

The document generated reactions from many Nigerians online.

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