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Buhari’s $2.7m car gift to Niger Republic despite rising poverty causes uproar

A document detailing the transfer was shared by journalist, David Hundeyin, on Twitter

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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