The former senator representing Kaduna Central district, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the purchase of N1.145 billion vehicles for the Niger Republic.
Naija News reports that outrage greeted the leaked document about the purchase which was shared by popular Investigative Journalist, David Hundeyin, on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday night.
A careful look at the document shows that it emanated from the country’s budget office indicating that President Buhari approved the funds for the purchase of 10 Toyota land Cruiser jeeps.
The document also revealed the account name and number to which the money was paid into.
However, Hundeyin stated that he went ahead to confirm the account details provided in the document and it belongs to an automobile dealer, Kaura Motors Nigeria Limited.
Shehu Sani Questions National Assembly
In a post shared on Twitter, the former Kaduna Senator questioned how the purchase of vehicles for the Government of Niger Republic escaped the oversight of the Red Chamber.
He wrote: “The question is, how comes the purchase of vehicles for the Government of Niger Republic escaped the oversight functions of the National Assembly?”
Why FG Purchased Vehicles Worth N1.145 Billion For Niger Republic
The Federal government has confirmed that it purchased ten vehicles for the Niger Republic.
Muhammadu Buhari’s administration gave the confirmation on Wednesday through the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed.
Speaking to newsmen after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja, Ahmed confirmed the purchase of ten vehicles valued at N1,145,000,000 for the Niger Republic.
Defending the action of the federal government, Ahmed explained that Nigeria has a culture of assisting needy neighbours in the spirit of brotherhood.
She added that it would also help in dealing with insecurity