Yemi Osinbajo has insisted on the government’s stance that the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) approved the withdrawal of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account by the Federal Government to fight terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The decision to approve the withdrawal was disclosed by Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, after a National Economic Council (NEC) meeting chaired by Osinbajo on December 14, 2017.
He said, “It was after a national security summit of the National Economic Council that Governors at their forum decided to approve some money for national security.”
Since the insurgency of the terrorist group escalated after a 2009 crackdown by the military, Boko Haram, chiefly under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau, has been responsible for the death of over 20,000 people and the displacement of more than 2.5 million scattered across Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps across the country and its neighbourhood.
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