The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has denied claims that he made a whopping N280m from a forex deal with the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The allegation, which was raised by the verified Twitter handle of the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday, March 26, 2016, was subsequently denied by Shehu.
Reacting to the allegation, Shehu said, “It is a lie by PDP to say I bought $800,000 from the CBN. I had only two forex purchases since coming into government: Eight thousand Dollars ($8,000) sent to my daughter and nephews through United Bank for Africa. This is verifiable.”
Speaking further, ‘I’m not a forex trader. The day I choose to start trading in forex, I will resign as a presidential spokesman. If I know the coward and psychopath behind the official PDP handle, I will launch a defamation suit against him or her. And I will claim money in millions as damages.’