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The administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan stopped the Federal Ministry of Defence from procurement of arms.
The function, it has emerged, was taken over by the Services.
The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Defence, Ismaila Aliyu, disclosed these today.
He spoke after leading officials of the Ministry and Service Chiefs to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Aliyu also hailed the ongoing probe of arms procurement by past administrations, saying it will ensure cost effectiveness in future purchases.
According to him: “Definitely the ministry was involved in the procurement of arms sometimes but in recent years the responsibility was shifted to the services.”
He assured that the new Service Chiefs will win the war against Boko Haram before expiration of the three months deadline.
Aliyu said: “Nigeria is leading. Nigeria has fought and assisted sister countries in peace keeping and there is no reason why Nigerian armed forces will not fight.”
He said that equipment need of the Armed Forces was receiving priority attention of the President.
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