Yobe Awareness Forum (YAF), Speaks out!
‘Gov Gaidam’s Sins against the People’
After more than one year break to see if the administration of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam will start implementing its promises, it is now obvious that corrupt officials and cronies are feeding fat from our resources and considering the alarming rate of poverty, crime, unchecked killings of innocent people in the name of Boko Haram, unprecedented looting of the state and LGAs treasury spearheaded by Bra Bra and his kin and kin has become the order of the day. Tribalism in appointments is now the business of government. Never before have indiscriminate sacking of workers, joblessness become the norm rather than the exception. That is why YAF have decided to actively resume the campaign against the many atrocities and failure of the Gaidam administration.
There is no doubt as reported in the recent edition of DESERT HERALD (may Allah bless it’s leadership and struggle) that Yobe is not only the most under-developed state in Nigeria but the most corrupt, whose Governor being a typical villager and without exposure, has of recent concentrated in acquiring every choice property for sale in Abuja, Kano and of recent in Kaduna. Bra Bra, as the embattled governor is popularly known, is busy investing for his selfish ends at a time innocent citizens are being killed daily due to his ineptitude and insensitivity of his government. It is important for readers to know the unequal achievements this ‘patriotic’ governor of Yobe state recorded in the last one year of his fresh mandate. He did so well that is why those he helped in getting millions from our treasury are already campaigning for Bra Bra for 2015. Already Bra Bra was sworn in twice and if he succeeds in 2015 (God forbid), he will become the first governor to be sworn in three times and probably to spend a record ten years in power (that is if his deteriorating health condition permits him), we are not praying for what happened to late Mamman Ali to happen to him but who knows Allah never sleeps and He answers prayers of those that are being cheated. The untimely death of late MAL should have serve as a big lesson to Gaidam but typical of human nature, Bra Bra has forgotten the circumstances of MAL’s demise not even Bra Bra even the younger brother of late MAL, incumbent deputy governor, Danlami Ali (may his soul rest in peace) did not seem to have learnt any lesson from the ‘surprise’ death of a hitherto powerful governor with enormous power, authority and influence to decide whatever he wants against his helpless citizens and at the height of his political career too.
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THIS IS TO INFORM;
The General Public is hereby notified that the above named organization has applied to the Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja for Registration under Part “C” of the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990.
THE TRUSTEES ARE;
1. Yusuf Ibrahim
2. Mansur Musa Idris Kogo
3. Tijjani Musa
4. Hafsat Lawal
5. Augustine Ugboh
6. Grace Michel
7. Mohammed Suleiman
8. Joseph Alechenu Omale
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE S;
1. To propagate peaceful coexistence within Youths
2. To empower Youths Any objection to the registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General Corporate Affairs Commission, Maitama, Abuja within 28 days of this publication.
Signed:Civil Rights For Youths Awareness Foundation[/toggle]
Gaidam’s 2011 Report Card
The sieging of Damaturu by the Boko Haram sect on Friday 4th November, 2011 where more than 160 people were killed at a time Bra Bra is in one of his frequent trips to Saudi Arabia. No compensation was so far made to any of the families of those killed while victims of bullet worms and bomb attack were left at the mercy of their helpless relatives. Two weeks after the gruesome attack and governments inability to come to the aid of the victims, Gaidam through Sanda Goni Kusur have sponsored about 25 ‘Malams’ to Saudi Arabia with our money to pray for him.
When another gruesome attack on the famous Tikke cattle market in Potiskum where nearly 200 of Bra Bra’s innocent citizens committed to earning their livelihood in a state government neglected economic activities were brutally killed by armed robbers in a location close to three JTF checkpoints and spent more than three hours without security intervention, Gaidam did not query the failure, alleged complicitry or deliberate negligence of the security forces and decided to announce a negligible ‘compensation’ of N50 million to over 200 families and business men. Even the disbursement of the N50m is shrouded in irregularities and fraud.
But in the same week DESERT HERALD published exclusive pictures of one of the many multi million naira edifices valued at over N900m belonging to Bra Bra at Wuse Zone 6. So far, Bra Bra has not denied ownership of the estate. How he got the money is any ones guess.
While our people are wallowing in abject poverty, Gaidam has appointed and connived with Ibrahim Ali Arab and are extorting millions of naira through the Pilgrims Welfare Board in the name of sponsoring thugs and party prostitutes for Hajj and Umrah.
Within the year under review, Bra Bra’s appointments is not only loopsided in favour of his Mangawa/Kanuri tribe but has violated the principles of federal character. In the ministries of finance, education, works and local government 92% of all the principal officers holding lucrative offices of commissioners, perm. secs. and directors of finance and supply are either Mangawa or from Gaidam Local Government. In the ministry of works both the commissioner, Lawan Shettima and his DFS are from Gaidam.
Gaidam is perhaps the most globe trotting governor in Nigeria today. To our count, he has travelled to Saudi Arabia with our resources since May 2011 eighteen times. Within the same period he has sacked over ten thousand employees of the 17 local governments and makes no effort to caution the effect of his unpopular sack.
Under him, Yobe is the only state in Nigeria that didn’t have a modern market in the state capital or any of the LGAs.
Bra Bra has done much more since he was sworn in for the second time on 29th May, 2011. He deserve our support for the harm and disaster he brought to Yobe state. We will keep on updating you about a regime that believes in many friends, cronies and immediate family millionaires even if the whole citizens will die. The Gaidam regime through corruption and inflation of contracts has made a record of producing the highest number of millionaires in the history of the rich but yet the poorest state in terms of infrastructures and basic social animities.
May Allah (SWT) answer our prayers against a leader that doesn’t think of tomorrow and expose the greed of his friends, appointees and cronies.
Baba Bello Jajere