Army Takes News Central TV Correspondent off Whatsapp Group

We Stand By Amadin Uyi – News Central TV

For asking very pertinent questions about the military’s expenditure of funds meant for executing the war against insurgency between 2015 and 2019, News Central Television’s Abuja Bureau Chief, Amadin Uyi, has been removed from the Department of Army Public Relations (DAPR) Whatsapp platform.

The platform, on which information is shared regarding the Army’s activities to journalists, is operated by the Director of Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, assisted by spokespersons in the army divisions.

Uyi is an award-winning journalist, who has covered the Nigerian military and defence operations for close to a decade. He has an uncanny knack for investigative reportage and is not known for asking frivolous questions.

Your Friends Also Read:  South Africa Drops To 7th In Covid-19 Cases Globally

He had raised questions on the DAPR platform over statements made by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru at a press conference, and even volunteered sending a reportorial crew to get the COAS’s reaction.

The enquiries by Uyi bordered on the Army Chief’s Promise to “work towards addressing logistics challenges”.

The senior reporter requested an explanation of this statement, considering that about 2.6 trillion naira had been spent between 2015 and 2019.

With such a huge amount expended within the period, Uyi also questioned the COAS’s remark that directives had been given for “more weapons to be procured”, when the initially disbursed funds could have purchased enough armaments.

Your Friends Also Read:  8 Nigerian Miners killed in Plateau State Attack

Because the public will want details, Uyi also asked if the army had previously abandoned the damaged and unserviceable equipment in the theatre of war, after the COAS talked about back-loading them and instructing that they be repaired immediately.

Rather than address these concerns to satisfy public curiosity and accountability, the Nigerian Army Public Relations Unit simply took Uyi off the platform after challenging him for asking what they described as “irrelevant questions”.

NEWS CENTRAL TELEVISION STANDS BY OUR ABUJA BUREAU CHIEF Amadin Uyi, for professionally seeking explanations to issues bordering on national security and expenditure of the Nigerian taxpayers funds.

Your Friends Also Read:  Academic Staff in Nigeria's Colleges of Education Declare Strike

We also request, for the sake of its credibility, that the Nigerian Army address these questions raised by our correspondent, Amadin Uyi, who has conducted himself with the utmost professionalism since this went down.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.



Leave a Reply

Previous Article

Militants Kill 23 in Eastern D.R. Congo Village

Next Article

90 Escape in Liberia Prison Break

Related Posts