Bauchi Governor, Yuguda, dismisses civil servant over Facebook post on corruption

Governor Isa Yuguda

Bauchi State governor victimizes civil servant.

A civil servant in Bauchi State who made a facebook post questioning the financial integrity of the State Governor has been dismissed.

Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State ordered the dismissal of Abbas Faggo over a facebook comment in which he accused the governor of corruption.

A letter terminating Mr. Faggo’s appointment and signed by one Ibrahim Shehu for the Head of Service of the State, said his appointment was terminated “because his services are no longer needed”.

The termination of the appointment took effect from October 10 this year when he was first suspended.

Mr. Faggo’s troubles started when he accused the governor of monumental fraud and corruption, questioning the source of funding of the governor’s son’s wedding which took place recently.

Mr. Faggo had been arraigned by the Police before the Chief Magistrate of the state for the same offence.

However, the Chief Magistrate, Adamu Madaki, on Friday November 16, struck out the case against Mr. Faggo because “it was not properly filed.”

Below is the content of Mr. Faggo’s dismissal letter:


I am directed to refer to the civil service commission’s letter No.

CSC/PRO/S/001/T.V dated 1st November 2012 to convey the commission’s

approval of your suspension and termination of appointment from Bauchi State

Service with effect from 10th October, 2012 as your service is no longer

required, please.


ibrahim shehu

For: Head of Service.

Below is the controversial Facebook post which angered the governor, and for which Mr. Faggo was arrested, detained and arraigned in court for allegedly defaming the Mr. Yuguda’s character. 

“Those of us resident in Abuja, are witnessing yet another Bauchi wedding, this time we understand is the Governor’s son that is hooking the one-time PDP’s Chairmanship aspirant’s daughter. Inside sources said, already: 

“Top officials of the Min. for Local Govt, along with the ALGON Bauchi State chapter are asking the 20 LGA’s to sign out N2m each as donation for the wedding next Saturday of the Gov’s son. They awarded contract for calendars and note pads to an Abuja printing press. Contract for coffee mugs, Wall clocks, bags, badges etc. was given to a Lagos based lady. They will all carry the pictures of the groom and the bride. An SUV Jeep was also suggested as a wedding present to Ango. Finally the 20 LGA chairmen will all send their wives to Abj where the jamboree is taking place because Yuguda is now Abuja based. 

“The story is all over town too, that in April $80,000 was sent to the ango on his graduation by the SSG, on the orders of the Gov. This is as a result of request by the groom to buy a limited edition M/Benz Series. 

“In Nov, 2009, when the Gov latest wife, also acquired thru Bauchi funds, was having her first child in Washington DC the sum of £150,000 was sent to the SSG by the then Accountant General for onward transmission to Yuguda. One wonders, why all this, as he has 21 kids from 3 wives earlier and all of them born in Nigeria. The thinking is that he is using Bauchi state money for the purchase of citizenship thru birth, for his latest 2 kids in the USA. Already a house has since been purchased for Yuguda in Maryland through a once upon a time VOA staff, aide of his.  

“These things are happening in a state where staff salaries are becoming very difficult to pay and inevitable retrenchment is looming day in day out. God save Bauchi State.”


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  • How I wish our human right activists, if we have them in reality, including lawyers for humanity, if we have them as compassionates, can come out with serious appeal, for the reversal of Governor Yuguda’s decision to fire this brother of ours! Although I am not learned about the full details of the case, but I guess that the reaction by Governor Yuguda is quick to come. I personally appeal to Governor Yuguda to kindly reconsider. I hope there are others there who would join me in this effort.

  • Sam

    What a shame! What has happen to the freedom of expression? His termination from the service confirm that the allegations are true.

  • Onyi

    ….and where is the Facebook post? How journalists report news these days beats me..

    • The story was being updated with the post at the time you wrote your comment. It’s now there

  • Prosper

    If there is no iota truth in what the man said, why will the governor go the extra miles of ensuring that he was suspended, arrested, detained, prosecuted and when the court struck out the case, his appointment was terminated. This is flagrant abuse of power. Did Yuguda think that that his son will enjoy his life talkless of the marriage when God of revenge arise? I hope he will not the one to kill Yuguda when the repercussion starts.

  • iyanda

    To hell with you yuguda, nemesis will surely catch up with u one day

  • Clench

    Can Premium Times kindly send this story to human right activists like Femi Falana, EFCC and ICPC? Will this man gets sacked, his story told but nothing is done? Can Premium Times investigate this story further and uncover all this nonsense? Can anybody help!

  • Can this story be verified?

  • Innocent

    General Isa Yuguda, the military administrator of Bauchi state and aspiring Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  • alfdu

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • afam_4real23

    GEJ is most open mind leader,very tolerant,liberal and can endure all insults from many angles in Nigeria even by some people who are posting such in his wall,you can not try this with EKITI governor,Bauchi governor or El-rufai but millions have insulted GEJ without any action from him.

  • matty Idu

    A threat to justice anywhere, is an injustice done everywhere. I am beleaguered by the deteriorating nature of our constitution. Where is the right of expression of this young man that has been sacked by the governor? Our constitution is a topsy-turvy, and those in power are circumventing the law at will. What necessitated the governor to sack the young man? I don’t want to know how untrue everything that has been said against the governor is, but I make reference to his inhumane action to deduce the fact that there are elements of truth in what were said against him. FG should compensate the boy, and EFCC and ICPC should be ready to pick up Yuguda for financial fraudulents and misappropriation after his immunity clause has elapsed. Nigerians are watching until appropriate right protectors intervene in this matter. And you the sacked young man, no matter how disappointing this might be to you, this singular truth you have told has marked you as a national figure, and posterity holds a place for you. Thank God you are worthy of being seen as a threat to yuguda. We cannot be non-challant to our rights as fundamental citizens of Nigeria. I rest my case!!!

  • HR Guy

    Please go to human right commision. Yuguda shdn’t get away with this.

  • sabeer Farouk Hassan

    Personally I see Yuguda as a thief and a good for nothing and heartless idiot.

  • john okon

    Haha, stupid Bauchi Governor. God’swill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom state has trained killers, he wanted to employ into the state police who kill for less. Sack of so old fashion, is so 1967.