Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he would” speak at the appropriate time”, open up on the arms money scandal, involving at least $2.1 billion.
Investigators say the money, meant for purchase of arms for the fight against Boko Haram, was squandered by the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, allegedly on the instructions of Mr. Jonathan.
At a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Mr. Jonathan emphasized the importance of education in fighting terrorism.
He later tweeted about his readiness to speak on the alleged arms funds mismanagement.
“My voice will certainly be heard at the appropriate time regarding the alleged arms funds mismanagement,” the former leader said.
“I would not want to interfere with the proceeding by the judicial system that my administration worked tirelessly to strengthen.
My post presidential focus is advancing democracy and good governance in Africa.”
Mr. Jonathan later added that the Buhari administration, which is investigating the scandal, is currently fighting Boko Haram with weapons his government purchased.
“The current administration continues to fight them with the weapons we acquired and collectively I am confident we will eradicate them,” he tweeted.
Earlier at the press conference, Mr. Jonathan said lower education levels are linked to poverty and poverty is one of the chief causative factors of crime whether it is terrorism or militancy or felonies.
According to him, there are obviously other dimensions to the issue of insecurity in Nigeria and particularly terrorism, the dearth of access to formal education over years created the ideal breeding ground for terror to thrive in parts of the country.