Nigerians from all over the country and in the Diaspora have been lamenting and joking over the N3.5 million monthly feeding of Shiite leader, Shiekh El-Zakzaky and his wife. Nigeria’s Minister of Information had told OAK TV in an interview of N3.5million being spent monthly on the incarcerated Shiite leader.
If President @MBuhari can afford ₦3.5 million per month to feed Ibrahim El Zakzaky, then I don’t see why he can’t find afford ₦30,000 per month to pay the new minimum wage. Or should Nigerian workers join Zakzaky in detention so they can feed at ₦116,000 a day too?
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) November 8, 2018
Senator Ben Murray Bruce on his own part tweeted that of President Buhari an afford to feed El Zakzaky N3.5 million per month, he doesn’t see why he can afford to pay N30,000 minimum wage to workers per month.
Kayode Ogundamisi, popular blogger and one time supporter of the Buhari’s administration asked if El Zakzaky was being fed with gold.
"It costs the Nigerian government N3.5m per month to feed ElZakzaky." – Lai Mohammed.
Lai Mohammed did it again…….
Is ElZakzaky being fed with raw gold? pic.twitter.com/RMAgfbRoRS
— Káyọ̀dé Ògúndámisí (@ogundamisi) November 8, 2018
People who responded were simply outraged and called it corruption.