The Presidency on Friday denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari donated $500m to the campaign of Hillary Clinton for the US Presidential elections.
Senior Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said the president does not have such money to throw around.
Shehu said the President would not make such donation for any reason.
He said the United States is paying Nigeria instead as the country has won judgement on $480 million Abacha loot.
He said, “President Buhari’s Nigeria doesn’t have this kind of money to throw around. Even if the money is there, this President is the least likely person to give it as donation, and for what?
“As we speak, President Buhari is concluding agreements with the U.S. to return our stolen money in their banks.
A FGN account has already been given for the return of one million Dollars from Alamisiegha.
“Judgement on the USD 480 million Abacha loot has been won and our Attorney-General, Malami (SAN) will be in the US next week to speak to the Department of Justice, USDOJ, on the next steps for the return of that as well.”