A German journalist, Dominic Johnson, has called out the Nigerian press for misleading headlines concerning President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Germany.
Some Nigerian newspapers had reported that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel had pledged €18 billion towards the development of of the Lake Chad basin.
Johnson, who is foreign editor of German newspaper TAZ, took to micro-blogging website, Twitter to debunk the reports saying that Merkel only pledged €18 million and for humanitarian purposes only.
“Here is the Lake Chad region, to which Nigeria is one, facing major challenges in the fight against Boko Haram. We have defined the framework of our development cooperation 47.5 million euro and the humanitarian aid to the Lake Chad region with 18 million euros,” Merkel told the press at a press conference with Buhari. “The humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad region is alarming,”
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