Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, on Friday said the Federal Government did not lose N700 billion cash to the recent fire at the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.
She said in a tweet that the fire was contained to two rooms.
A website had carried the story, which left Nigerians alarmed.
However, the minister said: “The general public should take note. @zshamsuna did not grant a press conference or any interviews. No funds were lost in the fire at the Accountant Generals Office which was contained to two rooms. Donations are under N30b to date. This is pure mischief & should be disregarded.”