ADVERTISEMENT

President directs Defence Ministry to join Committee to probe weapons procurement

The Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Muhammed Bukar, also briefed Buhari on the general services office.

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the Ministry of Defence should be included in the Committee to Investigate Weapons Procurement.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Alhaji Isma'ila Aliyu, announced this to State House correspondents after briefing President Buhari on the activities of the ministry in Abuja on Thursday, August 27.

He said the president approved the membership of the ministry in the committee in view of the fact that the it was very involved in the procurement of weapons in the years under investigation.

"So, definitely we have something to present to that committee. So, we are part and parcel of that committee.

ADVERTISEMENT

"The ministry is very excited that this committee has been formed, because our own concern, apart from the administrative and financial support, is to make sure that policy thrust is complied with.

"This includes procurement of relevant equipment according to specifications of Nigerian armed forces. We are very happy with that.

"At the end of this, we hope to have procurement that will be value-added, cost- effective and meet our needs’’, he said.

Aliyu reiterated the determination of the Federal Government to meet the immediate and long term needs of the armed forces to bring to an end the insurgency ravaging the North Eastern part of the country.

He expressed the hope that the provision of the needed equipment and support would boost the morale of the armed forces, whom he said, had made significant progress in dealing with the insurgents.

ADVERTISEMENT

The permanent secretary commended the efforts of the armed forces especially, the army and air force in the successes recorded.

"With the way things are going, they will beat the three months ultimatum given by the president to end the insurgency.’’

The Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Muhammed Bukar, also briefed Buhari on the general services office.

The briefings are part of President's interaction with permanent secretaries and heads of government's ministries, departments and agencies on the handover note received from previous government.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

BREAKING: Sam Larry in police custody over Mohbad's death probe

BREAKING: Sam Larry in police custody over Mohbad's death probe

Music industry promotes substance abuse by glamorising drugs - Police

Music industry promotes substance abuse by glamorising drugs - Police

PDP is out to win Kogi governorship election – Melaye

PDP is out to win Kogi governorship election – Melaye

IG orders thorough investigation into attack on police officer in Abuja

IG orders thorough investigation into attack on police officer in Abuja

All hands must be on deck to save Nigeria from collapse - Umahi

All hands must be on deck to save Nigeria from collapse - Umahi

EFCC arraigns oil firm  CEO  for allegedly defrauding Access Bank  ₦4.4bn

EFCC arraigns oil firm CEO for allegedly defrauding Access Bank ₦4.4bn

Customs exceeds monthly revenue target, generates ₦343bn in August

Customs exceeds monthly revenue target, generates ₦343bn in August

Police rescue 6 kidnap victims, arrest 4 in Benue

Police rescue 6 kidnap victims, arrest 4 in Benue

Increased export will stop naira from further depreciation – NEPC

Increased export will stop naira from further depreciation – NEPC

Pulse Sports

I still love guys - Super Falcons' Michelle Alozie reacts to lesbian rumour

I still love guys - Super Falcons' Michelle Alozie reacts to lesbian rumour

Heartbreak for Nigeria as AFCON 2027 bid slips away to East African rivals

Heartbreak for Nigeria as AFCON 2027 bid slips away to East African rivals

Victor Boniface or Harry Kane: Who has had the better Bundesliga start?

Victor Boniface or Harry Kane: Who has had the better Bundesliga start?

Steph Curry: NBA star lists Nigeria's Burna Boy and WizKid among favorite music artists

Steph Curry: NBA star lists Nigeria's Burna Boy and WizKid among favorite music artists

Controversy as Super Falcons' Michelle Alozie unveils her 'female lover'

Controversy as Super Falcons' Michelle Alozie unveils her 'female lover'

AFCON 2027: Algeria hands Nigeria a major boost

AFCON 2027: Algeria hands Nigeria a major boost

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT