The Nigerian Navy (NN) has confirmed that the controversial presidential yacht is in its custody.
Meanwhile, the Senate On Friday, through its chief whip, Ali Ndume, said the yacht had been delivered but not paid for.
Speaking with TheCable on Saturday, Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, the director of naval information, confirmed that the yacht was “ordered” under former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and has since been delivered to Nigeria.
When asked about what will happen to the yacht now that the national assembly has rejected the line item, the naval spokesperson said the issues are beyond the Navy, noting that the navy is not using the yacht.
In his remarks, Yusuf Gagdi, chairman of the House of Representatives committee on the Navy, said the Navy will be investigated over the procurement of the yacht without parliamentary approval.
Gagdi, who was also the chairman of the committee on navy in the 9th assembly, added that he was not aware of the delivery of the yacht to Nigeria.