Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, revealed that the Nigerian government spends the sum of N3.5m monthly to feed incarcerated leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Mohammed has made this known 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.
“We don’t want to inflame passion because its a very sensitive matter but that is the situation. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria are a different kind of group.”