A Nigerian Neurologist, Nura Alkali, who slammed the Governor of Adamawa State, Bindo Jibrilla, over his poor decisions which has done nothing to improve the lives of the residents of the states, shared a photo of kids fetching water from a tunnel.
According to the Nigerian neurologist, the airport built by the previous administration in the state has remained idle till date with no scheduled flight on any day of the week. Here’s what he wrote;
Children fetching water in Shelleng, Adamawa State, where the governor is more interested in building an airport in his hometown Mubi – a one and a half hour drive from the Yola Airport. Meanwhile, Bauchi Airport built at over N13 billion by Isa Yuguda remains idle with no scheduled flights on any day of the week. Only VIPs on charter flights use the airport occasionally.
Picture: Courtesy of Sani Abdulmumini
The poverty in Adamawa State is glaring, and it is partly the aftermath of the attacks the state has suffered in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents and also because of poor governance.
In 2017, it was reported that the Wueng Agati, a witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja how about N1.2billion was credited into two accounts allegedly connected to a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, who is facing trial for N29billion fraud.
Agati, a banker with the Guaranty Trust Bank, GTB, who was led in evidence by counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, gave the name of the accounts as Blue Ribbon and Babangida Inuwa.
Narrating what he knew about the matter, Agati, who testified as the PW8, told the court how the EFCC wrote his bank in 2014, requesting for the account opening document, certificate of identification and statement of account of several accounts which included Blue Ribbon and Babangida Inuwa.
“In 2014, the EFCC wrote to GTB, requesting for account opening and statement of accounts of Mainstream Energy Limited, Dantshoho Hotel Limited, Alkali Mahmoud, Tower Asset Management Limited, Dantshoho Petroleum Marketing Company Limited, Babangida Inuwa and Blue Ribbon. We generated the documents and forwarded them to the EFCC”, Agati said.
The PW8 went on by giving a breakdown of how the over N1billion was credited into the accounts of Blue Ribbon and Babangida Inuwa.
“Blue Ribbon account was first credited with N10million by CIFT FSDH; On December 17, 2012, N20million was paid into the same account by same CIFT FSDH; On December 28 2012, N40million was credited to Blue Ribbon by CIFT/FSDH; The account also got credited with N50million each on February 19, 2013, and March 12, 2013 by CIFT/FSDH.
“On April 17, 2013 N14million was paid into the account (Blue Ribbon) in four tranches. The first tranche of N1million was marked cash deposit by (Blue Opal) by Jelilat Ibrahim. The second lodgment was also N1million, which was marked cash deposit (Blue Opal Nigeria Limited). The third lodgment was N10million and marked customer deposit cheque (Tower Asset Managing Limited/Blue Ribbon Multi links Limited), while the fourth lodgment of N2million was marked customer deposit cheque (Tower Asset management Limited/Blue Ribbson Muiltilinks Limited”, Agati stated.