Plateau State Government has distanced itself from the purported list of beneficiaries of the N500million palliative donated by the First Lady, Remi Tinubu, to the families displaced by crisis in the state.
According to Daily Nigerian, Plateau State chapter of the Jama’atul Nasrul Islam, JNI, had protested the exclusion of Muslim families in the planned disbursement of the palliative.
According to the Islamic organization, no single Muslim was included in the beneficiaries list that has since gone viral.
Reacting to the JNI’s outcry, Gyang Bere, the spokesperson of Governor Caleb Mutfwang, in a statement on Thursday, said the list circulating on social media was inaccuracies and should be dismissed.
According to him, the funds are intended to provide relief materials to those who have been adversely affected by the security challenges in several local government areas of the state.
“We want to clarify unequivocally that the narratives/list currently circulating on social media is marred by inaccuracies and should be dismissed. “
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They are sponsored by individuals hell bent on discrediting government initiatives and resolve to ameliorate the plight of the victims,” he added.
However, Daily Nigerian can report that the list in reference was published in an official programme of events at the formal presentation of the cheque by the first lady.