Just In: We're Not Aware Of $875m Ammunition Deal With US – Lai Mohammed

Date: 30-07-2021 4:13 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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The Federal Government says it is not aware of any $875 million ammunition deal with the US which is being purportedly  blocked by some lawmakers in that country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the purported ammunition deal reported in some sections of the media as ” fake news.”

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja, the minister said there was no contract of such nature and sum between Nigeria and the US. “There is no contract of arms between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the United States of America today apart from the 12 Super Tucano Attack Helicopters of which six had been delivered. “We are quite satisfied with the progress and cooperation that we received from the government of the US on this issue. 

As a matter of fact, six of the Tucano helicopter will be launched on Aug. 3, this year. “We are not aware of the so called 875million USD arms contract or some helicopters which they said some lawmakers in the US are trying to persuade the president of the US not to honour” The relationship between Nigeria and the US is smooth and waxing stronger,’’ he said.

The reports in some sections of the media had claimed that influential U.S. lawmakers were masterminding a hold on a proposed sale of ammunition and attack helicopters to Nigeria over allegations of human rights abuses and anti-democratic actions of the present administration.

The report listed the blocked proposed sale to include 12 AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters accompanied by defence systems, 28 helicopter engines produced by GE Aviation and 14 military-grade aircraft navigation systems made by Honeywell. (NAN)


Posted: at 30-07-2021 04:13 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Dopybadass at 30-07-2021 04:31 PM (1 month ago)
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Bloddy LIAR
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- kima77same at 30-07-2021 06:03 PM (1 month ago)
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LIAR MOHAMMED,  WHEN WILL YOU BE TIRED TELLING LIES?
Posted: at 30-07-2021 06:03 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kacylee at 30-07-2021 07:49 PM (1 month ago)
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bunch of jokers Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Posted: at 30-07-2021 07:49 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ficull at 31-07-2021 02:49 AM (1 month ago)
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Trust me, these crooks will sneak this botched ammunition deal in the budget, and someone will kpake the money.
Posted: at 31-07-2021 02:49 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- SWORDMAN at 31-07-2021 09:14 AM (1 month ago)
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As usual  we are not aware. 2morow the money
Posted: at 31-07-2021 09:14 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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