A document detailing the transfer was shared by journalist, David Hundeyin, on Twitter
I’m going to put this on Twitter because @WestAfricaWeek is a long-read platform that doesn’t do breaking news, and this needs to be out there.
— David Hundeyin (@DavidHundeyin) August 2, 2022
Justifying the decision to spend over N1.14bn ($2.7m) finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, said the vehicles were purchased for the government of Niger for security purposes.
However, it remains unclear how such SUVs could boost the security of Niger Republic which borders Nigeria’s troubled northwest.
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