The military has said it has yet to receive the $1bn promised by the Federal Government to fight insurgency in the North-East.
President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2017 promised to take the money from the Excess Crude Account, a decision which became a subject of controversy and debate in the country.
Speaking on a news programme on the Nigerian Television Authority, the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, said the defence ministry had been working towards receiving the money from the government.
Usman said, “People should understand also that this is a democratic system in which the procurement, and of course, the funding of defence-related issues take such a long time. Take for instance the issue of the $1bn approved recently by Mr President, up till now the process is ongoing.