Labour Party Lampoons FG Over 1bn Terrorism Fund
President Muhammadu Buhari. Twitter.

The Labour Party has alleged that the Federal Government is deceiving Nigerians with Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

National Chairman of the Labour Party, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, made the allegation on Friday.

He was reacting to the Nigeria Governors Forum’s approval of $1bn from the Excess Crude Account to fight terrorism in Nigeria’s troubled region.

The LP chair wondered why the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration needs such humongous fund for insurgency that it claimed to have defeated.

According to Abdulsalam, such move amounts to deceit, adding that there was still more to be seen in the unending fight against the insurgents.

“This is, unfortunately, the situation we have found ourselves in Nigeria today, the more you look the less you see,” Abdulsalam told Punch.

“This administration must learn to tell Nigerians the truth because as things are today, we are all still being deceived.”