I didn’t get any N1.6bn – Babangida Aliyu

A former Governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has faulted the federal government’s list of alleged looters which fingered him as one of the beneficiaries of the monies allegedly shared to some former government functionaries, governors and top military brass.

The list of alleged looters released Sunday placed N1.6 billion against the former governor, but he said yesterday that contrary to the information that he benefited from the largess, he was skipped from the sharing arrangement because of his position as leader of G-7 then.

Aliyu who made his reaction through his Media Adviser, Mr. Israel A. Ebije in a statement, said, “My attention has been drawn to Federal Government list where I was mentioned to have received N1.6bn from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA). Let me state that I never received such amount from the Jonathan’s administration. As leader of the G-7 I was not considered loyal enough to be entrusted with the fund, which as we may all recall was meant for campaign… I believe somebody somewhere is leveraging on the unfortunate case I have with the Niger State Government to present a bogus dragnet of alleged looters.”

Aliyu urged the federal government to be balanced in naming and shaming alleged looters, adding that Nigerians awaited to see names of politicians working with the APC government who benefited from the said loot.

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