by Damilola Jagun
In a series of tweets sent out on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan by his Special Assistant on New Media, Reno Omokri, it was said that First Ladies across the nation do not spend government money.
He stated that the office of the first lady is not being funded by the presidency.
Jonathan was responding to the criticism on social media that public funds is wasted on the office of the First Lady.
The Presidency, however, tweeted in defence of the office, saying: “I can tell you that these offices (of first ladies) are helping to mobilise the women.”
He also harped on the fact that his administration had made remarkable achievements in women empowerment, with several women getting key political appointments.