The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday blew hot, saying the president’s Social Investment Programme spent $16 million as counterpart funding for the purchase of mosquito nets.

Mrs Buhari made the remark at an interactive session with women at the State House, Abuja on Saturday.

She also said that the implementation of Social Investment Programmes, SIP, has failed in the north.

“I have heard about mosquito nets, Nigeria paid its counterpart fund, $16m. I asked them to give my own share of the net to send it to my village people. I didn’t get it.

“They have spent, $16m on buying mosquito nets, I did not get it, maybe some people have gotten it. But I feel that that’s my personal opinion, $16m is enough to fumigate mosquitoes in Nigeria. That’s my opinion,” she said.