Nigerians have called on the Federal government to release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky so as to put an end to the sum of N3.5 million used to feed him monthly.
This call came in reaction to a video trending on Twitter, showing Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed alleging that the Federal Government spends N3.5 million on feeding El-Zakzaky every month.
Watch the video below:
— AdForumCo (@AdForumCo) November 8, 2018
Meanwhile, Twitter users have been sharing their thought about the minister’s claim.
Here are some of the reactions captured from Twitter:
It cost government N3.5 million to feed El-Zakzaky every month – Lai Mohammed.
Even the whole Children of Israel didn’t eat that much while in the desert. If Zakzaky doesn’t come out looking like BIG SHOW we won’t take this 😩 pic.twitter.com/15Y1Pqsszv
— Umeh and 99 others (@UmehOMA) November 8, 2018
"It costs the Nigeria gov't N3.5m/month to feed ElZakzaky." – Lai Mohammed.
3.5m × 12 months = N42m
He was arrested in 2015, let's say they've bn feeding him for 3yrs.
3.5m × 36 months: N126m.
Instead of obeying court orders, Nigeria gov't is wasting money to keep him, very smart
— AJALA (@UNCLE_AJALA) November 8, 2018
Lai Mohammed says they spend N3.5M to feed El Zakzaky. If you are not going to release him as court ordered because he is a threat to Security why feed him with N3.5M monthly when there are citizens who are no threat to security that are dying of Hunger?
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) November 8, 2018
“It costs the Nigerian government N3.5m per month to feed ElZakzaky" ~ Lai Mohammed pic.twitter.com/7sS9l4ZV5O
— V|#BringBackOurGirls (@TheVicmoss) November 8, 2018
A possible breakdown of Zazzaky's DAILY consumption going by Lai Mohammed's claim that it cost the govt 120K daily to feed him.
One Big Ram
One Bag of Rice
5 crates of eggs
5 Loaves of Bread
10 Bottle water
3 Mudu of Garri
1 Mudu of Sugar
4 Tins of Milk & Milo
— Kwankwasiyya 🔴 (@dadiyata) November 8, 2018
You guys should be more worried that Elzakzaky is eating food worth N3.5m per Month as Lai Mohammed has just revealed.
I now understand why Buhari refuse to release him. A man who can eat that much is a threat to a country where 87 million are poor. Gluttony is a crime.Sai Baba
— Kelvin Odanz (@Kelvin_Odanz) November 8, 2018
Rare pictures of El-Zakzaky eating breakfast.. pic.twitter.com/RrDwlZpK05
— TOBINSCO (@tobinscoswag) November 8, 2018