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Why I was jailed by Buhari – Lamido Adamawa


By Our Reporter

The Lamido Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, has given reason for his detention by the military administration headed by General Muhammadu Buhari, when it toppled Shagari administration in 1983.

Mustapha made the clarification while receiving Programme Manager of Wadata Communication Limited, Alhaji ZubairAbdurra’uf Idris, and his entourage who paid him a courtesy call to intimate him on Anti-Corruption Town Hall Meeting it organized in Yola.

Mustapha said that he served as a Commissioner in the then Gongola State and when the military took over, all politicians that served were detain for investigation related to corruption.


“I was investigated and found to be clean and subsequently released,” Mustapha said.

The Lamido who declared his full support to the fight against corruption, lauded the Buhari administration for it commitment to check corruption.

Lamido said that some people had expected him to distanced himself from Buhari because of that incident but he made them realized that nothing was wrong with that.

He also lauded the communication firm for its commitment to fighting corruption and the support it was getting from US based MacArthur Foundation, adding that the concern from US based foundation demonstrated the love by Americans to see a better Nigeria.

Earlier, the Programme Manager of Wadata Communications, Idris, informed the Lamido of the firm’s Town Hall meeting on corruption and good governance, held in Yola which attracted participants from the traditional institution, religious leaders, CSOs, educationists, media and other stakeholders.

Idris commended the the Lamido for establishing Pulaku FM that has been partnering with the firm in the fight against corruption using local language.

Idris said the firm had trained 36 journalists/producers on investigative journalism to expose corruption and promote good governance.

He said the gesture has been yielding results citing how a programme by Pulaku FM stopped extortion by some policemen along Yola-Fufore-Gurin road.

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