The Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to a statement by the Nigerian Army that Boko Haram has been defeated.
Fayose said there was no need to approve $1bn (N370bn) from the Excess Crude Account for anti-insurgency fight following the defeat.
The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas, on Sunday said the Nigerian Army has completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents.
He disclosed that hundreds of insurgents had surrendered and several others fled their enclave while over 100 civilians were rescued.
Reacting, Fayose on his official twitter page wrote “Now that the Military authorities have revealed that the army has completely defeated Boko Haram insurgents in the country, is there still any need for anyone to canvass argument in support of the FG plan to spend $1bn (N370bn) from the Excess Crude Account?”