[REVEALED] ‘Why I Received N100m From Dasuki’ – Doyin Okupe


Dr.Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant
on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck
Jonathan, has explained why he collected N100
from former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo
Dasuki (retd.).
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Okupe, who served as Jonathan’s spokesman
from 2012 to 2015, said that he received N10m
monthly from Dasuki to pay salaries and run a
weekly programme on NTA.
The former presidential aide said this in a
Facebook post on Sunday while reacting to his
arrest and interrogation by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission after the EFCC
alleged that Okupe received N85m from Dasuki at
different times.
Okupe said, “The initial N50m was approved by
the President 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 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 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 position to keep running a
one-hour NTA network programme called INSIGHT
which was aired 9-10am every Friday.
“We paid NTA about N1.2m monthly for airtime.
Two presenters were paid N600,000 monthly. We
paid for tapes and editing per programme.
Besides we also pay honorarium for guests either
directly or in form of hotel bills for those outside
Abuja, or transportation.
“This cost averagely N500,000 weekly or about
N2m monthly. All in all we spend about N4m
monthly on the programme. Mr. President
promised to help with the expenses. About a few
months later when we had incurred some debts
the NSA sent me this N50m which was to cover
the cost of the programme for 12 months.”


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