Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State is dogged by claim of pampering his wives, Hajia Hadiza and Hajia Aisha, with government’s fund to the tune of N80m monthly.
Ambassador Ahmed Shuaibu, the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party in the state made this sensational claim on Sunday at the 2019 Joint Governorship Manifestos Presentation organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations and some Civil Society Organisations in Bauchi State, at DEC, Bauchi.
Shuaibu alleged that Gov. Abubakar made it a ritual to dip his hand in the state’s purse monthly and gave out N40m each to his two wives.
However, the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Ibrahim Sade discountenanced Shuaibu’s claim in an interview with Punchng.com saying “It’s a lie. Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar is one of the few governors whose wives do not benefit from government funds. There is no such record that N80m is given to them monthly for feeding from government’s coffers.”