One billion Dollars approved to combat Boko Haram not released Nigeria Army says

The Nigerian army has said that one billion dollars approved by the government to combat Boko Haram menace is yet to get to the army.

Mr. Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, said the funds are yet to be released.

Sani made the disclosure when he appeared on Weekend File, a programme on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA),

“People should understand also that this is a democratic system in which procurement and of course funding of defense related issues takes such a long time,” he added.

The disclosure was as a respond to question asked him on the program.

The national economic council (NEC) had last year approved Buhari administration request to withdraw $1 billion from the excess crude account (ECA) to combat Boko Haram.

An approval the army said its yet to get.

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