By Elizabeth Uwandu
Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, has denied media reports of the spending of N48 billion in five months by the managers of the programme.
Media and Communication Consultant to PAP, Mr Owei Lakemfa, in a statement, said: “The report is constructed essentially on a foundation of lies. The additional sloppiness of the report can be gleaned from the fact that while the Amnesty Office defended its 2016 budget before the House of Representatives and Senate Committees on Niger Delta on February 9, the report which came out 24 hours later, claimed that the budget defence took place on February 10.
“This is despite the fact that the budget defence was public and covered by the House and Senate Press Corps which include the newspaper’s reporter.”