The Presidency has reacted to reports that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the Borno State government an additional N2 billion monthly to feed surrendered Boko Haram members.
Buhari’s Media Aide, Garba Shehu, said such claims on social media were fake.
Shehu said the president never mentioned such when he visited Shehu’s palace in Maiduguri recently.
In a series of tweets, the presidential aide urged Nigerians to disregard such claims, which he described as a buzz on social media.
According to Shehu: “The message making the buzz in the social media that the “Federal Government has been giving N2.00Billion every month to Borno State in addition to N16.00Billion given earlier to feed surrendered Boko Haram detainees” should be dismissed for what it is: FAKE NEWS.
“We urge you all to stay away from fraudsters and rumours. President Buhari did not say a word about money at the Shehu’s Palace or anywhere that he visited on his recent trip to Maiduguri.”