Nyako’s ADC received N48 million monthly as security vote – Permanent Secretary

FILE PHOTO: Murtatala Nyako, impeached governor of Adamawa state

By Austin Adebayo

The senior aide to the impeached governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, was paid N45 million monthly as security votes raised by all the Local Government Areas in the state, a permanent secretary in the state said Wednesday.

The Adamawa State Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Kennedy Dauda, said during Mr. Nyako’s tenure as governor, the local government areas contributed N48 million and paid same to the governor’s aide-de-camp[ADC] as support for the police.

The money was was never accounted for, he said.

Mr. Dauda made the claims while appearing before a seven-person panel constituted by the state Acting Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, to probe Mr. Nyako’s administration.

“The 21 local government councils in the state has been contributing N48 million monthly as assistance to the police and the amount was being collected by the ADC to former Governor, Murtala Nyako, for security,” he said at the panel’s sitting held at High Court II in Yola.

Mr. Dauda also told the panel that the local governments also made a monthly contribution of N10. 5 million for the operations of the three state-owned media organizations. He said the money never reached its destination.

He told the panel that the local governments, through the ministry he heads also paid N167 million in 2012 to a company that was awarded a contract for the provision of CCTV cameras. Mr. Dauda said he was not sure the contract ever commenced.

The panel raised some questions concerning the contracts awarded including one for 210 housing units in a local government and the purchase of 110 Hilux vans. The permanent secretary said at the time the contracts were awarded, he was not in charge.

The chairman of the panel, Umar Bobbo, said the panel will get in touch with relevant individuals and organizations to verify the claims by the permanent secretary.


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  • Falilat

    Admiral Murtala Nyako – the impeached governor of Adamawa state – is prima facie, a financial criminal. He’d fled to Britain a few hours before he was impeached. He is now a fugitive from justice. The federal attorney-general must now submit an urgent extradition request to Britain. Admiral Nyako must be repatriated to face trial for stealing and money-laundering.

    The EFCC is urged to widen the dragnet. The criminal presumption in a theft of this scale is that all Commissioners under Nyako would have been involved in this looting and sharing of Adamawa state funds. The Commissioners sat weekly as state executive council to approve all these financial shenanigans. Therefore, all Adamawa State Commissioners, without exception must be promptly arrested and brought into prison custody for investigation, arraignment and criminal trial for frauds under the legal doctrine of collective responsibility.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Falilat, you can ten kobo that the same set of people that are “probing” him today were joint beneficiaries of the stolen monies when the going was good.

      I believe they are going through this knowing the man can’t come back and say’ “hey dudes, didn’t we share these together?”

      Moreover, I think we, the members of the public should be asking them why it took them 7 years for them to wake up to Nyako’s perfidy? What form of oversight were they then doing if such a massive scale looting and stealing was going on unchecked?

      • Citizen

        Mr nobody is asking for your advise. You are not in position to advise the public. You are not part of the public but a confirmed member of Janjaweed party APC. Your opinion is ever biased as a norm. It is a shame that you can attempt to even defend the criminal called Nyako. All these charge and bail lawyers self.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Citizen, when you are equally locked up for being asinine, please ensure you go looking for an undertaker to sort you out for bail.


          • Citizen

            True to type I expect your insult. Mr esq.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            If you cannot take it, don’t give it!

        • Dan Fulani

          Janjaweed APC and blood sucking PDP are the same except one is led by a pious and streight leader and the other by Drunken oil thief.

    • Dan Fulani

      Falilat, don’t jump the gun.
      I know of a PDP Commissioner of Local Govts in the state who was fraudlently collecting ten million naira from each local govt in the pretex of giving to Nyako.
      When he was removed and anew one was appointed they brought him the ten mil each and he took it to Nyako and it was then that he Nyako knew anything about the lies and theft.
      I know Nyako very well he will talk at the right time And i can give you the name of the commissioner if the need arises.
      I am not defending Nyako but the truth must be told.

  • larry

    I fear that Nyako would end up as another Umaru DIkko.Nyako must be crated back into the country ASAP

  • Ken

    Where are those calling Nyako’s impeachment political witch hunt by GEJ? I hope you are watching this tales by moonlight.

  • redeem

    This was the man tinubu , buhari and atiku including ribadu did all in their power to defend——————-these are the janjaweeds who claim to want to fight corruption in nigeria-

    • Dan Fulani

      Mr Redeem, Atiku,Tinibu and BUHARI did not defend him, because they know these crimes were committed while he was in the PDP.
      Don’t forget this man was the strongest supporter of the Drunken Sailor when he contested 2011 elections.
      Also don’t be in a rush he will soon spill the beans on what he did with the stollen money.

      • Shehu Monguno

        Danfulani, Atiku, Tinibu and Buhari did not defend Governor Nyako because they knew these crimes were committed while he was in the PDP yet Atiku, Tinibu and Buhari allowed Governor Nyako decamp to their party APC. Wonders never end

    • Ide4u

      But GEJ said stealing is not corruption!! That why the frog eye thief is still sitting pretty in Petroleum ministry after misappropriating $30.8bn.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Sharaap and show civility in your posts

  • OneNigeria

    Can anyone please point me in the direction of his letter to the northern state governors please. Need to read that letter.

  • OneNigeria

    Can anyone please point me in the direction of the letter he wrote to the Northen State Governors please. Need to read that letter.

  • Naija

    After all APC is no party of saints. Wind has blown and we have seen the anus of the hen. Nyako ran to APC for cover against prosecution because he knows the megaphone, town crier alhaji LIAR Mumuhamed will shout on top of the roof to defend the PDP rejects. Tinubu is a master of cover up as he used agbero to frustrate the case Late Gani instituted against him. He is master credential forger, with a lot of looted cash to hire 22 Senior Agbero of Nigeria to shamelessly line up to defend him. APC is as bad as PDP. ASK RIBADU.



  • BlackieUmukoro

    Security vote is slush funds for governors

  • Collins Sule

    Its shameful for a govt to turn himself into a tyrant, weapon of oppression to the masses and if this is true let all concerned go to jail even am APC sympathizer.