News that the federal government had earmarked N380 billion for the prosecution of Boko Haram suspects went viral on social media. The information, which was shared via a photo taken from a television programme that featured the budget defence session of the national assembly, had the message: “N380 billion projection for prosecution of Boko Haram suspects”.
As the photo was shared across social media platforms, a similar caption was used by different individuals.
The tweets, one of which got over 2,500 likes and nearly 2,000 retweets, compared the said amount to a proposed allocation made to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for revitalisation of universities across the country.
“N380 billion earmarked in the 2021 Budget for the prosecution of Boko Haram suspects. We gave ASUU N20billion to revitalize 90 public universities in Nigeria. Psychological test on our ruling elites is key,” one of the tweets read.