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Presidency has debunked claims the Federal government gave the Pan Fulani organization, Miyetti Allah N100b to end killing of farmers and kidnapping in the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement dismissed the claims saying that the issue of money was never raised at the meeting with the group
The reaction came on the heels of public outcry over reports that federal government gave the group the funds
But in the statement issued on Friday, Shehu said Presidency notes “ the statement by Ohaneze this morning, who expressed concern about an allegation that government gave N100 billion to Miyetti Allah for dubious reasons.
“As I said on Channels TV, it is an absolute falsehood. The issue of money was never raised at any of the meetings between the representatives of government and Miyetti Allah.
“If they had raised it, this government would have dismissed them as yet another dubious group, like the many making claims to be representing our trusting people but serving their own interests.
He disclosed that Presidency choose again to speak on this because it is dangerous for the public to ignore rumours aimed at inciting people against each other or against the government.
He noted that the “people spreading such rumours should be helped to see the truth and participate in nation building, and not become crisis messengers.
“As the President has stated time and again, transparency and dialogue are essential for public enlightenment and nation building.
Shehu who noted that the “Miyetti Allah, like any other trade, community, ethnic organization or interest group is a legal stake holder in our nation and should be respected”added that “We maintain that the government needs to engage all stakeholders and seek partnership in building … Read More...