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No involvement in recent arms purchase - Ministry of Defence

27 August 2015, 20:35

Abuja - The Ministry of Defence has claimed that they are not involved in the procurement of arms for the armed forces in the recent years, Punch reported.

President Muhammadu Buhari directed the ministry to be involved in the 13-man investigative committee to probe procurement of ammunition in the Armed Forces.

The Ministry met in the President Villa to brief Buhari and others on the activities of the ministry.

Also read: Arms deals panel begins sitting in Abuja 

The Ministry's Permanent Secretary, Aliyu Ismaila, stated that the ministry was involved in the purchases but in recent years the responsibility was shifted to other services, being the military.

Buhari has asked that the Ministry of Defence be involved in the arms probe committee so that the country can have procurement that can add value.

For more on this story visit Punch

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