Nigerians React To Lai's Claims On El-Zakzaky's N3.5m Feeding Fee
Lai Mohammed.

Reactions have continued to the claims by the Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed that the Federal Government spends N3.5 million monthly to feed the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife.

Concise News had reported earlier that the minister made this claim recently when he was giving an update on the whereabouts and safety of the Shi’ites leader and his wife.

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“The issue about where he is, I think let’s keep it off record,” Mohammed said when asked about the whereabouts of Sheikh El-Zakzaky.

Speaking further, Mohammed said: “That he is in a residence, eating and I mean, it costs the government about N3.5 million every month to feed him,” Mohammed said to the amusement of the reports as they responded with laughter.

Responding to the reactions of the reporters, the minister said: “honestly these are the facts,” stressing that “I asked” in reference to the feeding fee of the Shi’ites leader.

Apparently shocked by the claims of the Information Minister, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to air their views.

Below are some of the comments captured by Concise News…