- Pix(above, L-R): PMB, Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Mrs. Zainab Ahmed
As Nigeria’s security apparatus wallows in logistics inefficiency prompting the federal government to repeatedly seek foreign loans, President Muhammadu Buhari has purchased a whopping N1.14bn security vehicles for the neighbouring country of Niger Republic, necessitating diplomatic observers to pooh-pooh the development as an act of premeditated hypocricy.
In the forefront of the diplomatic observers is the frontline lawyer and counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who pooh-poohed Buhari’s ‘benevolence,’ as an act of inconsiderate leader whose house is on fire while he ignores it in pursuit of rats, thus demonstrating inhuman misplacement of priority.
President Buhari is not alone in this priority misplacement. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, who confirmed the purchase on Wednesday, defending President Muhammadu Buhari and Federal Executive Council for ‘acting in line with national interest’, was also condemned.
Official documents showed that the Buhari administration okayed the “ release of fund in the sum of N1,145,000,000.00 to the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation for Kaura Motors Nig. Limited to supply ten units of Toyota Land Cruiser V8 vehicles to Republic of Niger vide Mr. President approval on page 83 dated 28/02,2022”.
Ejiofor who expressed consternation at the ‘benevolence,’ again, thumbs down the FG, and further described it as a misplaced priority and chasing of rats while Nigeria is on fire with litany of socio-economic brouhaha bedeviling the nation, including massive joblessness, the inability to settle the varsity lecturers ( ASUU), to go back to classrooms, and stop tertiary students from roaming the streets. This is in addition to the country’s security issues occasioned by paucity of funds and logistic inefficiency. Who will bell the cat? observers querried. /SHARE THIS