PRESIDENT BUHARI APPROVES 1 BILLION DOLLARS FOR MILITARY EQUIPMENT PURCHASE

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the purchase of equipment worth 1 billion dollars for the military.

Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, stated this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday.

Although the Defence Minister did not disclose the source of funds, the National Economic Council, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, had in December last year approved the withdrawal of 1 billion dollars from the Excess Crude Account to fight insecurity.

The minister described the meeting with the President as a “normal meeting of security agencies in the country.”

He said issues concerning security in some states, including Taraba and Zamfara, were discussed.

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