Rising from an Emergency Press briefing, the Coalition of Nigerian Youth Groups has today 15th March,2021 called on the National security Adviser; Major General Babagana Munguno Rtd to stop misleading Nigerians with utterances that are maligning and destructive.
The leadership of the coalition noted that Maj.Gen Munguno’s tenure as Security Adviser to the President of Nigeria is the worst in the history of Nigeria and therefore calls on Munguno to sit up and face reality or resign instead of resulting to clueless blame game and impotent accusations against ex-service chiefs who gave their best in defense of our Father land.
Two days ago, an Abuja based Nigerian lawyer, Barr. Osuagwu Ugochukwu in a press release urged Nigerians to disregard the allegations being peddled in the media, that monies meant for purchase of arms, were allegedly missing under the watch of the former Service Chiefs as allegedly stated by the National Security Adviser during an interview he granted the British Broadcasting Cooperation BBC.
Osuagwu Ugochukwu Esq, insisted that the names of LT General TY Buratai and other former service chiefs, were not mentioned in the interview, affirming that funds meant for arms were never misappropriated under Buratai’s stewardship as Chief of Army Staff.
The NSA Babagana Munguno rtd in another breath has denied making such accusations, urging Nigerians to disregard any such misquote, that may dent the integrity of the former service chiefs.
Investigation has shown that ex-service chiefs aren’t arms procurement chiefs of the Nigerian Defence Ministry and as such has no business in matters relating to funds for purchase of Arms.
The Ministry of Defence is saddled with the responsibility of making available Arms for the Military.
Ugochukwu urged Nigerians to channel their inquiry to the Ministry of Defence, if they require more information about arms procurement under the former service chiefs, particularly LT General TY Buratai, warning that any attempt to tarnish the image of the former COAS will be resisted legally.