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Niger Republic has denied receiving the 10 state of the art vehicles allegedly purchased by the President Muhammadu Buhari government for N1.15 billion for the Nigeria’s northern border.
The denial of the donations which has caused controversy in Nigeria was made by Niger Republic’s the country’s minister of defence Alkassoum Indatou.
While denying the donation, the Nigerien minister also expressed concern that only Zamfara State that has come to the aid of the country with five vehicles mainly on account of the repeated efforts of Nigerien forces in safeguarding Nigerian territory from terrorists.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that investigative journalist, David Hundeyin had broken the story of how President Buhari approved the purchase of 10 vehicles for Niger Republic.
The minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed had admitted the allocation of the funds saying that it was the president’s prerogative.
Countering her, the Nigerien Minister of Defence, Alkassoum Indatou, said that it was only Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle that gave 5 Hilux Vans to the regional government of Maradi in Niger Republic.
Indatou who spoke on behalf of the president of Niger Republic in denying the vehicles donation from Nigeria’s presidency, said:
“It is only the State of Zamfara which has given five vehicles to the Maradi region, four of which have already been received, it is not the federal government as the Minister of Finance of Nigeria Zainab Ahmed declared,” said a translation of the French statement of a top Nigerien official privy to the issues.
“The populations of Zamfara who are on the border with Niger call more on the Nigerien soldiers who respond to the minute than even those of their own country,” he added.
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