$250m Bribe: Jonathan demands apology from Lamido

The Presidency has demanded an unreserved apology from Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, for his unwarranted attempt to denigrate, and malign the President and the Federal Government.

A statement issued by the Presidency described as regrettable, irresponsible, false and mischievous claim by the Governor Lamido that President Goodluck Jonathan refused to act on information that a serving minister recently collected a bribe of $250 million from an oil company.

It said, that the Presidency viewed the allegation made by the Governor in a radio interview as an attempt to unjustly impugn the integrity of President Jonathan and cast aspersions on the seriousness of his Administration’s efforts to curb corruption.

The claim by Alhaji Lamido that he informed President Jonathan of the acceptance of the bribe by an unnamed minister was absolutely without any foundation because no such communication had ever taken place between them.

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