Like a recurring decimal, a group of youth under the aegis of Northern Youth Forum, has beamed its light on the activities of Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo, when he held sway at sir, Kashim Government House before the post of the vice president was thrust on him in 2011, following the death of President Yar’dua .
In a statement signed by Mohammed Isa, the coordinator of the group, in vein reference to the sacked of the Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, for an alleged financial recklessness , the group lamented that while the presidency and President Goodluck Jonathan, surrounds himself with looters and fraudsters, the embattled CBN governor, Lamido Sanusi is being removed from officefor exposing the $20b petroleum revenue stolen by the officials of the NNPC and the Hawks in the Presidency.
“ We have restrained ourselves from joining other Youth organizations in the North, like the Northern Youth Emancipation Network, (NEN) to avoid been label as tools in the hands of Northern elders and those opposed to president Jonathan’s third term bids. But recent development in the polity has shown that while the Sambos of this world have taken refuge in Aso Rock, after the mind bugling looting of Kaduna state, the reasons given for the sack of Sanusi, whose mandatory tenure ends in June, is not acceptable to us and any Nigerian, giving the body language of the president and his collaborators fingered in the missing $20b from the Nation’s treasury” the group state.
The group raises hypothetical questions laced with answer; who has bother to ask Namadi, what he did with Kaduna state treasury, before he was crowned as Vice president?
Till today the Zaria water works contracts worth over N250billion which he awarded to his Company Nalado, has been abandoned and the billions of gone down the drain. Said the group.
“ A professional architect and entrepreneur leading three companies , namely Coplan Associates, a firm of architects and engineering consultancy firm, Nalado Nigeria limited- specializing in energy, water supply and waste disposal and many attageneral service limited, which supplies hospital equipment.
As a governor Namadi enjoyed contract opportunities that the system threw up; from supplies to design and waste disposal.
Namadi, perfected the act of looting using the insecurity in the state, spending a whopping N10M daily to run operation Yaki, an anti-robbery squad, spending a total of N300M, monthly to fuel the operational vehicles.
The story of how Namadi used his company to furnish the 1,000 hospital bed in Kaduna, has left pundit guessing, on how a state official use his company to steal from the treasury” the group alleged.
The allegation on the Vice President is baseless. It begs the question as to why the group waited till Sanusi was suspended, before bringing up their ill- conceived decoy.
For instance, to insinuate that a construction work was awarded to Sambo’s consulting firm is idiotic, because consulting firms engages in supervision, and not construction work.
We are well aware that lamido Sanusi was begin most of the insurgengencies in this country through funding relief operations for victims of the Boko haram.
Why have this group not bothered to address the issues raised against Sanusi, those of impunity, abuse of office, and was flu expenditure? It reveals in bold relief that’ there is more to it than meets the ordinary eye’.
If Sanusi were my brother or father? I would have asked him if all these allegations were true. If in the contrary, I strategize in putting up a line by line defense. So let’s stop crying over spilt milk, Sanusi is a common criminal!