The presidency has responded to Senator Ali Ndume’s Thursday allegations that the distribution exercise of the COVID-19 palliative by the presidential committee is fraudulent.
Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, in a statement on Friday, April 17, criticized the senator for making such allegations without proof.
Shehu was reacting to comments made by the senator on the federal government’s efforts to provide palliatives for citizens as the country fights the spread of COVID-19.
While speaking with journalists in Borno on Thursday, Ndume asked the president to disband the committee in charge of giving relief to the poor over alleged fraud.
But in a statement on Friday, Shehu said it is disappointing of the politician to call out unnamed individuals in the administration and accuse them of unknown transgression.
“We have reliable information that the names they generated are fake and that they connived with some of the banks to defraud the poor. If they should continue this way , it is better to stop the exercises,”the senator repeatedly said.
The presidential spokesman asked the senator to provide proof to back his claims, describing him as a “discontented politician”.