Catholic Priest of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Fr Ejike Mbaka, said he never demanded contract from the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In his reaction to the allegation made by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, that he led some contractors to the president to solicit for contract, Fr. Mbaka said he only recommended three security experts to the government to stem the spate of insecurity in the country.
The Cleric had on Wednesday last week, spoke against the rampant killings in the country, even as he contended that God is angry with the president for doing nothing to safe Nigerians from the killing spree.
The Presidency reacted through Shehu that the clergyman was angry because he was not given contract, which he sought for.
Reacting to the accusation in a video obtained by SaharaReporters, Mbaka said: “If I talk, you talk, because the government is paying you? Do you know how many people I am paying? I am an employer.
“Someone said he gave father Mbaka a contract; I started laughing. I am not here to defend anybody’s stupid allegation but God used that man (Garba Shehu) to tell the world that the Buhari government is not giving me money. Shehu, God bless you for telling everybody you didn’t give me a contract.
“The three men he (Garba Shehu) talked about; these were the three men that I recommended to the government; they wanted to tackle insecurity; they had the gadgets. That was during the first administration.
“They had a platform to end insecurity in one month. I handed them over to the government people. I didn’t know them. They said they had all it takes to revive the oil apparatus and get the youths employed; the government rejected their offers.
“Do they know how many people I feed? They reported they denied me a contract; which contract? Do they know how many widows I am paying their house rents? If a priest who has no child can do this, the Federal Government should do more.
“If they are worried I am blessing Nnamdi Kanu, is he not blessed, is he not my brother spiritually, is he not my son? What’s their problem? Let them be careful with their choice of words. If anyone tells the truth, he becomes a terrorist, shame on you…. I do my charity without assistance.”