The Presidency on Saturday dismissed media reports that 21 million dollars was paid as ransom to secure the recent release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, stated this in a statement issued in Abuja.
Shehu enjoined members of the public to disregard the reports, saying “this loose talk is journalism at its most irresponsible and it’s most dismaying’’.
According to him, President Buhari’s administration is a responsible government that is run on the basis of the constitution and budgets duly appropriated by the National Assembly.
“We have no such money under any allocation to pay out this outrageous sum of money as ransom,’’ he said.
He said, “Beyond the call of journalism, the newspaper…
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