Bauchi State governor’s wife, Aishatu Mohammed, has reacted to criticism by Nigerians over distribution of packs of sachet water as relief materials to rural women in Futuk Community of Alkaleri Local Government Area.
Chief Press Secretary to the First Lady, Murjanatu Maidawa, who spoke to the Nation on Friday, said the pure water pictures posted online were released by mischief makers to put her principal in bad light.
She added the publishers of the malicious pictures chose to highlight only the sachet water distribution to score comical points.
Miadawa, stated that pasta making machines , flour and N5000 cash were also given to the beneficiaries who were about 250 were the empowerment programme as start- ups capital.
The CPS added that the pure water bags were not given as relief materials but only distributed to those who attended the empowerment programme and were not part of the beneficiaries for them not to go back home empty handed.
She stated her principal gave out 20 bags of pure water to 20 people which include both men and women ,to sell at home and not to hawk on the streets , in order to provide for their family while N5000 was shared across board to 250 women, who were beneficiaries of the empowerment programme.
The items were said to be distributed under the First Lady pet project “Almuhibbah Foundation”.
However, pictures of sachet war have been generating reactions from social media users.
Thousands of social media users blasted the First Lady over the picture.