Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tiny baby step forward

The Nigerian government has announced that there has been serious corruption in military procurement. The announcement implies that rumors of military shortages last year were true. Will the government have more to say? Does this have anything to do with rule of law?

Nigeria Says Arms Deals Irregularities Had Serious Consequences
Irregularities in Nigerian military procurement deals as armed forces were fighting Islamist militant group Boko Haram had serious consequences, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Friday.

Military procurement over the last few years is being investigated by the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A committee recommended the "further investigation" of 18 serving and retired military personnel, 12 serving and retired public officials and 24 chief executive officers of companies involved in arms deals…

Mohammed said… a total of $685,349,692 was spent on procurement and operations in the period [2011-2015]…

See also: Corruption in Nigeria, not just Boko Haram, is at the root of violence

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