The Conference of States Civil Society Networks has said Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser (NSA), deserves a national award over his revelation of the alleged missing $1 billion arms fund.
The group also expressed worry over the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari on the development.
According to Daily Trust, the CSOs, in a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting and made available by Ibrahim Waiya, president of the Kano Civil Society Forum, said all eyes are on the government to take appropriate action.
They said a probe of the arms deal will help the government to gain the trust and confidence of Nigerians in the fight against corruption and all other dimensions of corrupt practices in the country.
The group stated that the continuous attempt by some elements to distract the attention of government through the alleged conspiracy to remove or replace Munguno, amounts to a great disservice to the country, saying that calls for his sack are unnecessary, but rather underlines the need to unravel the truth behind the issues.
“Mungono deserves national honour and respect for his revelations on the alleged missing funds released for the procurement of arms and ammunition, not persecution by those who are hell-bent on destroying the reputation and integrity of the country for their personal gains and arrogance,” the group stated.