The minister of Labour, Festus Kenyamo, has taken to Twitter to call out ‘Jaga Jaga’ crooner and former Remedies band member Eeedris Abdulkareem over his alleged fraudulent activities.
Keyamo who scribbled a long thread on his official Twitter handle on Saturday, April 24, sharing screenshots of text messages between him and the musician, revealed that Eedris who now condemns President Muhammed Buhari wanted to join the president’s campaign train 2018.
According to Keyamo who said that he was the director of strategic communications for the campaign in 2018, the musician released a song to support the president’s second term and asked to listen to it.
Keyamo said that he told Eedris there was no financial budget to bring him, adding that his job as a coordinator was on a voluntary basis.
Festus went ahead to say that he begged him that he needed N3 million to pay for his hotel and that his mother was sick too.
The minister said after finding out that the musician had told people different stories with the aim of getting money from them, he stopped seeing him.
Keyamo wrote; “Eedris Abdulkareem just released a song, ‘jagajaga reloaded’, where he waxed the following lyrics, “where Festus Keyamo sef? He don dey chop with cabal o”. I laughed out so loud and even danced to the rhythm too. But there’s a small story behind this poor attempt at blackmail
“In 2018, when I was named the Director of Strategic Communications for the Buhari Campaign Organisation Eedris waxed a song in support of Buhari & wanted to join us, albeit for a fee. He then made desperate efforts to see me through text messages from his phone no. 07019691772,” the minister stated.