Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has rejected the resignation letter of the National Security Adviser, Colonel Sabo Dasuki.
According to report, Dasuki’s resignation was rejected on the ground that he must account for funds received and spent under his tenure in the prosecution of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Information gathered shows that the President said Dasuki’s resignation is ‘unacceptable,’ ” following intelligence reports showing the fake military hardware, consumables and large cache of money unaccounted for due to improper filing of contract papers under the office of the NSA.”
Sources in the polity also revealed that the unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the NSA’s office which diminished the roles and powers of the Ministry of defence and more than $50 billion in which contract files were incomplete or could not be located at all which he has to account for before leaving government”.
The Colonel has come under increasing pressure over his leadership of the NSA’s office and how it was heavily politicized before and after the political transition process.
The Presidency is also concerned about some deals coming out of the NSA’s office, especially the issue of $9.3m South African arms deal and repeated reports that Nigeria was conned into a failed Boko Haram “ceasefire” deal to the tune of almost $500m.