Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Defence equipment procurement: Stakeholders slam Buhari, committee

By Ebireri Henry Ovie on 21/07/2016

Views: 1,484


Key stakeholders in the Nigerian State on Wednesday rejected the progressive dehumanization of those that contributed to the unity, stability and growth of the country and also complained about the unethical approach of the reports of the Presidential Committee on Defence Equipment Procurement in the Nigerian Armed Forces.

At a meeting of top brass of different ethnic groups in Kaduna, the stakeholders not only opposed the agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari, which they described as selective but also  expressed surprise at the shallowness of the government with regards to procurement procedures of the Ministry of Defence.

“This action is repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience. The country cannot afford the luxury of being coerced into the repressive mannerisms of selective justice,” a statement by Alhaji Adamu Bello said.

They described the accusations against retired military officers as politically motivated.

The stakeholders accused the government of being selective and refusing to indict key members of the current administration, believed to have played questionable roles in military procurement since 2007.

They also accused the presidency of doctoring the Arms Procurement Probe Report to shield certain individuals.

“These reports must be seen and taken for what they are - distorted images of reality”.

They also carpeted the government for allegedly lying about the terms of reference on the latest interim report on the ongoing probe into arms procurement by successive government since 2007.

Raising questions on who is in charge of contract, the role of the Ministry of Defence in the award of contracts, the meaning and use of operation fund, the attempt to criminalise it, and the position of the Procurement Act on this issue, the stakeholders advised President Buhari to stop the politics of selection; stressing that such a method could produce and sustain a chaotic order.

The leaders appealed to President Buhari to focus on issues that enhance economic growth.

“The change agenda of the government has obviously removed food from the tables in many homes. People can no longer make ends meet and all what we can see is the daily increase of robbery, prostitution, kidnapping and bombing of oil pipelines,” the stakeholders further lamented.

They advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to tread cautiously, and also appealed to President Buhari to exercise restraints by calling his media aides, the EFCC and the minister of information to order.

•Photo shows President Buhari.

 

Source News Express

Posted 21/07/2016 04:48:10 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Army recruits 3,800 new soldiers

Borno indigenes in FCT visit Clark, vow to...

My own Xmas don start

Airtel named Nigeria’s Telecoms Company of the Year...

Oil firms get 72-hour ultimatum to shut down...

More trouble for NIPC Boss: Staff Union accuses...

Lagos provides shelter for teenagers rescued by Task...

Extradition: SANs tackle U.S., NDLEA over Kashamu

Abia FRSC Commander enjoins motorists to embrace speed...

Osun sacks striking doctors, says demand impossible to...

Double Trouble: PDP finally dumps Oyinlola

Chinese developers set to invest in Nigeria

 

Latest News Bandits’ commanders agree to suspend attacks Over 1,000 cult members renounce membership in Ebonyi •Say we’re now ‘born-again’ NDLEA to recruit 5,000 personnel to boost manpower US awards full scholarships to 30 Nigerian students 4 FAAN security chiefs suspended over Lagos airport security breach Herders-farmers’ clashes: Yoruba youths, Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore mull national security summit PDP closes case at Presidential Election Tribunal, calls 62 witnesses Abolish herdsmen movement from North to South, Ganduje tells FG 5 Kirikiri Prison inmates bag University degrees NAPTIN gets new Director-General I don’t have money, please release my mum, Siasia begs kidnappers Protests: FG warns Shi’ites

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (510,038 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,567 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (373,534 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,768 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,514 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (247,219 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (239,314 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (223,831 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (221,255 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,811 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,396 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,999 views)

 

NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (97) Business & Economy (4,358) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,074) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (635) Features (779) Global Business Monitor (396) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,723) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (342) News (48,839) Opinion (1,291) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,170) Religion (1,051) Sports (2,102) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera