Babangida denies receiving N1.6 billion from former-president Jonathan’s Government

Aliyu Babangida, immediate past governor of Niger State has decried the attempt by the federal government to taint his image, after it included his name in a list of looters, where it was alleged he had received N1.6billion from office of National Security Adviser (NSA).

Reacting to the inclusion of his name, Aliyu in a statement released on
Monday said, “Let me categorically state for the records 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 was meant for campaign.

“I have never been mentioned in any ONSA disbursement since 2015. I have no case with the Federal Government over the alleged disbursement or any other. I have every reason to believe the looters list in which my name was included was drafted to tarnish my image,” he added.

The statement which was signed by his Media Adviser, Israel Ebije, urged for the removal of his name from the the list. He also admonished that the Federal Government be fair and just in naming alleged looters, by claiming that the list was politically crafted to enhance the administrations reputation adding that he hopes to see the names of politicians within the APC government who benefited from the said loot.



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