Alleged Fake Defence Contract: Nigerian Army replies Fayose


  • Asks him to seek his relevance elsewhere

The Nigerian Army on Thursday replied Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State over his allegation that the military took advantage of the anti-insurgency war to create “fake defence contracts” for personal interest.

The army which denied the allegation said Fayose is an attention seeker and advised him to seek his relevance elsewhere.

Fayose is a fierce critic of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, also called for a periodic change in the military, saying that without the reshuffle of officers, they would become “institutions to themselves”.

“As revealed by Transparency International, fight against Boko Haram has become a cash cow for some top military officers and corrupt politicians in the Buhari’s government, with the creation of fake defence contracts and laundering the proceeds often laundered abroad in the UK, US and elsewhere,” Fayose had said in a statement.

His accusations came two days after he said the war against Boko Haram is far from over.

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But in a tweet on Thursday, the army denied the allegations and warned the governor against politicising the military.

It also asked the governor to seek “other avenues for his relevance. Fayose should stop politicising the military and military operations, seek other avenues for your relevance. The army today is not corrupt,” it wrote.