PRESIDENT BUHARI ORDERS PROBE OF WEAPONS PROCUREMENT SINCE 2007

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the
National Security Adviser to convene an investigative
committee on the procurement of hardware and
munitions in the Armed Forces from 2007 till now.
The investigative committee’s mandate is to identify
irregularities and make recommendations for
streamlining the procurement process in the Armed
Forces.
Accordingly, the National Security Adviser has
constituted the Investigative Committee as follows:
AVM J.O.N. Ode (rtd.) – President
R/Adm J.A. Aikhomu (rtd.) – Member
R/Adm E. Ogbor (rtd.) – Member
Brig Gen L. Adekagun (rtd.) – Member
Brig Gen M. Aminun-Kano (rtd.) – Member
Brig Gen N. Rimtip (rtd.) – Member
Cdre T.D. Ikoli – Member
Air Cdre U. Mohammed (rtd.) – Member
Air Cdre I. Shafi’i – Member
Col A.A. Ariyibi – Member
Gp Capt C.A. Oriaku (rtd.) – Member
Mr. I. Magu (EFCC) – Member
Brig Gen Y.I. Shalangwa – Secretary
The establishment of the investigative committee is in
keeping with President Buhari’s determination to stamp
out corruption and irregularities in Nigeria’s public
service
It comes against the background of the myriad of
challenges that the Nigerian Armed Forces have faced
in the course of ongoing counter-insurgency
operations in the Northeast, including the apparent
deficit in military platforms with its attendant negative
effects of troops’ morale.
The committee will specifically investigate allegations
of non-adherence to correct equipment procurement
procedures and the exclusion of relevant logistics
branches from arms procurement under past
administrations, which, very often resulted in the
acquisition of sub-standard and unserviceable
equipment.
Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

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