Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs has revealed that the ex- National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), was instructed by the ex-President Jonathan to give him N100m.

Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs has revealed that the ex- National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), was instructed by the ex-President Jonathan to give him N100m.

Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs has revealed that the ex- National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), was instructed by the ex-President Jonathan to give him N100m.

He furthered that he used to receive N10m monthly from Dasuki to pay salaries and run a weekly programme on NTA.

Okpe, who was Jonathan's spokesman from 2012 to 2015 made this known in his facebook post on Sunday in reaction to his arrest and interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who has alleged that Okupe received the sum of N85m from Dasuki at various occasion.

Okupe said, “The initial N50m was approved by the President (Goodluck Jonathan) to be paid to me from his security vote. N10m was to furnish my rented living apartment and another N10m for my office. The balance N30m was approved as take-off grant.

 “The N10m I received from the ONSA monthly was to run my office, pay salaries of  members of staff, including overheads, pay expenses for our numerous press conferences, pay for publications in newspapers, magazines, local and foreign, television programmes, bulletins, and media consultants who assist and facilitate our work. I had about 23 (members of ) staff, 11 were graduates out of which five were Master’s degree holders.

 “The second N50m was approved again by Mr. President when I reported to him that the monthly allowance had been cut from N10m to N5m and that I was no longer in a position to keep running a one-hour NTA network programme called INSIGHT which was aired 9am to 10am every Friday.

 “We paid NTA about N1.2m monthly for airtime. Two presenters were paid N600,000 monthly. The lead presenter on INSIGHT earned N400,000 and the second presenter earned N200,000. Total N600,000.

Okupe said that he was not a thief, adding that he had only two houses: one in Lagos and one in his hometown.

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