$1bn Insurgency Fund: Fayose Has A Question For Buhari
The former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, is out of office, but has not ran out of questions for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This time, the man seen as a critic of the government of Buhari, is bringing up the issue of the insurgency fund that was demanded for by President Muhammadu Buhari some months ago.
About a year ago, when other governors agreed that the amount should be drawn from the Excess Crude Account to fund counter-terrorism operations and address other security issues, the former Governor kicked against it.
He said he will not be a party to such allocation of funds to fight Boko Haram which the military claimed to have decimated.
Again on Monday, Mr Fayose raised concerns over what the money have been used for.
"12 months ago, I kicked against the Federal Government decision to withdraw $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fund the fight against Boko Haram.
"Three days ago, the military said it was yet to receive the $1 billion.
"So, I ask, where is the money?" the former governor who is standing trial for corruption allegation, wrote on his Twitter page.
Mr Fayose's question is coming days after some soldiers were ambushed and killed by Boko Haram terrorists who are now using drones and foreign fighters in their push for an Islamic State in the northeast and an end to Western education.
The military had said the amount was grossly inadequate for procurement of needed equipment to prosecute the war against terror.
However, the former Governor, popularly referred to as 'Peter the Rock' did not stop at asking where the money is.
He extended his comment to praying for Nigeria.
"May God save our country," he added.
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