The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has come under fire from the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) for giving neighboring Niger Republic vehicles valued at N1.14 billion. Gistloaded confirmed that President Buhari had approved the purchase and donation of vehicles worth N1.14 billion to the Niger Republic in order to address the country’s security issues through the minister of finance, budget, and national planning, Zainab Ahmed. Shortly after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, Ahmed provided media with a confirmation of this. She claims that it is to assist Niger in acquiring some functional automobiles. Even if Nigerians have the right to contest the validity of such a donation, Buhari, who authorized the purchase, also has the freedom to form his own opinions.
In response to the news, the CNPP demanded President Buhari’s prompt impeachment in a statement released on Thursday and signed by its Secretary-General, Willy Ezugwu.
The CNPP demanded that “the National Assembly waste no time in impeaching the President for funding a foreign nation under the pretext of enhancing her security logistics but failing to address insecurity at home, seeing that the vehicles in question were not security patrol vans but executive SUV jeeps instead.”
“The six-week deadline given to Mr. President to address internal security should be cut short immediately,” the CNPP urged. “The Senate must now gather as soon as possible to begin the impeachment proceedings without further delay.” Second, a deal to supply 10 Toyota Land Cruisers was signed at a time when the country’s security situation was at its worst, despite the Nigerian police force’s shortage of operable vehicles and other essential tools for conducting internal security operations.
Today, when we have police units that were trained to control riotous gatherings in a peaceful manner, the military, which historically has no business with internal security, has been called in to deal with regular unarmed demonstrators.
. The $1.96 billion, 284-kilometer train project between Kano, Nigeria, and Maradi, Niger Republic, is being funded by the president despite the difficult economic conditions in Nigeria.
The statement continued, “The CNPP, therefore, calls on all Nigerians to take note of the level of insensitivity and bad governance of the federal government led by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and take the necessary action in 2023 as the country cannot survive another eight years of an APC government from next year.”
On February 14, ASUU went on strike to highlight its demands for a better welfare package, an overhaul of the country’s educational system, among other things. Many Nigerian students were compelled to stay at home due to the strike action.
President Buhari had given the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, instructions to present a solution to the problem and report back to him in two weeks on July 19.