Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has revealed that the federal government spends N3.5 million every month to feed the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
He made the revelation during a recent press conference.
“It cost the government about N3.5 million every month to feed him” Lai said.
The IMN leader is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among other charges.
El-Zakzaky and his wife were first arraigned on May 15, 2018, following their arrest in Zaria, in December 2015.
Watch the video of Lai below…
Lai Mohammed opened the mouth to say the government spends 3.5 million monthly to feed El-Zakzaky. pic.twitter.com/VlWLcSNzkM
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