Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, was reportedly advising United States firm of attorneys on Boko Haram insurgency.
Pointblanknews reports that Dasuki had paid for such consultation $3million, approximately, N850 million yearly.
United States State Department sources leaked a document according to which the firm was also expected to ‘pursue potential donation of military and law enforcement equipment from the US government.”
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The firm, Patton Boggs LLC, situated in Washington DC, seems to be the ‘favorite’ consultant’ of some top Nigeria government personnel comprising a former Foreign Affairs minister, Ojo Maduekwe who employed the firm for $1m annually to ‘advice Nigeria on bilateral relations with the US government.’
Dasuki signed for Nigeria and J Gordon Arbuckle did the same for the firm. It was not clear how long ex-NSA had been using foreign based firms but this deal was sealed on August, 2013.
The document said the first payment of $750,000 was paid on September 1, 2013.
The agreement clarifies the task in part “…by providing a comprehensive security/defence advice, and to include pursuing potential donation by the US government to the government of Nigeria excess military and law enforcement equipment.”
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It says further “We ask for an annual budget of $3million USD, paid in quarterly instalments of $750,000, each payable on the first day the engagement commences ( we recommend 1 September 2013) and subsequently, on the first day of each successive quarter.”
“This budget will be all inclusive, that is, it will cover our fees and those of others we engage to work with us, travel, other operational costs and ordinary business expenses.”
Read the document below:
Dasuki was in September prosecuted on a one-count charge of illegal possession of firearms without license by the federal government.
The federal government had on October 26 re-arraigned him on additional five count charges of retaining of illicit funds valued at millions of naira in his Sokoto and Abuja residences.
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