Nigerians Attack Lai Muhammed For Saying Buhari’s Govt Spends N3.5m Monthly To Feed El-Zakzaky

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed is under fire by Nigerians over his comment on Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

According to Lai Mohammed, the Federal Government spends N3.5 million monthly to feed Shia Muslim cleric, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who’s been in custody for three years facing trials of unlawful gathering, criminal conspiracy, and culpable homicide. Read the report HERE.

The report was accompanied by a video published by OakTv. In the video, the Minister was heard saying:

“The issue of whether, where he (Mr El-Zakzaky) is, at least let’s keep it off record, that he is in a residence and you know eating at the… It costs the government about N3.5 million every month to feed him.

“We don’t want to inflame passion. The issue is a very sensitive matter. But that is the situation. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria are a different kettle of fish.”

Lai Muhammed’s comments have sparked an outrage on Twitter. Most Nigerians are wondered why the federal government would be spending such kind of money on El-Zakzaky despite the fact that the Court has ordered for his release.

Others who commented on the matter were not particularly sure what the government was feeding El-Zakzaky with that would cost Nigeria so much.

Here are some Twitter reactions on Lai’s N3.5 million monthly for El-Zakzaky’s food.


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