Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has explained how the Nigerian government spends about N3.5 million on a monthly basis to feed the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky since December 2015.
Nigeria’s information minister Lai Mohammed, in a video that went viral, claimed that the government spends N3.5m monthly on El-Zakzaky’s feeding.
However, El-Rufai who hosted the management of a media outfit in Kaduna said, Mohammed’s claim was right but lacked details on how the money was being spent.
According to the Kaduna state governor, the N3.5 million was not on the feeding of the Shiite leader alone but on everything related to his protective custody.
“The N3.5 million monthly feeding on El-Zakzaky is not only about his food, but other expenses on security men attached to him. The security men are permanently stationed with him, they surrounded where he is kept,” El-Rufai said. Read more