The Nigerian government has reportedly included Sh5.2 billion (Naira 10 billion) for the purchase of a naval ship for which Kenya paid Sh4.1 billion in 2003 and which has not been delivered. Nigeria’s 2012 budget proposal has listed the purchase of the naval ship to be approved by Parliament. And sources at Kenya’s Department of Defence said the ship is scheduled to be delivered this year.
According to Pointblanknews.com, a Nigerian internet newsletter, the Nigerian National Assembly is scheduled to approve the the purchase of the navy vessel valued at about $30 million for the Nigerian Navy, although it already has Kenyan military insignia. The Federal Government of Nigeria’s 2012 budget allocations indicated that Naira 6.7 billion has been set aside under code 0116004 for the acquisition of two offshore patrol vessels labelled as “Kenyan OPV” that will be based in Calabar/Lagos. Six patrol boats and six X17m inshore boats are included in the Naira 10 billion Nigerian naval purchases. Read More: http://www.the-star.co.ke/national/national/64197-nigeria-targets-kenyan-naval-ship