The Presidency on Thursday, November 11, refuted reports that repentant Boko Haram members were being payed monthly salary of N150,000, saying it is fake news and should be disregarded.
Bashir Ahmad; the Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, made the denial while reacting to the news on his Twitter handle.
According to Ahmad, the report was far from the truth. Further, he urged Nigerians not believe everything they read as the purported payment was just a figment in the imagination of the originators of the news.
Ahmad insisted that the story was baseless and had no foundation whatsoever, and as such, should not be taken seriously.
He tweeted: “FAKE NEWS ALERT: The Federal Government is NOT planning to start paying repented Boko Haram members N150,000 monthly; the story is baseless and should be regarded as the usual fake news. When you see it here or on WhatsApp, ask the poster to provide a credible source of the story.”