Ben Bruce Asks Blockbuster Question Over N3.5m Monthly Feeding Of El Zakzaky

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The senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce, has reacted to the video of Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed saying that the Federal Government feeds detained Shiites leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky with N3.5million monthly.

Mohammed made the disclosure on Wednesday while addressing State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said, “Please the issue of where El-Zakzaky is should be kept off the record. It cost the Federal government about N3.5 million every month to feed him, this is a fact.

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“We don’t want to inflame passion because it’s a very sensitive matter but that is the situation. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria are a different kind of group.”

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Reacting, the outspoken Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator said, If President Muhammadu Buhari can afford ₦3.5 million per month to feed Ibrahim El Zakzaky, then I don’t see why he can’t find afford ₦30,000 per month to pay the new minimum wage. Or should Nigerian workers join Zakzaky in detention so they can feed at ₦116,000 a day too?

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