Saturday, 30 July 2016

I almost went to Cameroon in GEJ’s govt- Lamido of Adamawa

Dr. Muhammadu Mustapha, the Lamido of Adamawa on Thursday, July 28, said he was on the verge of leaving his state for Cameroon following Boko Haram attacks under the leadership of former president Goodluck Jonathan. According to Mustapha, he contemplated leaving Adamawa state for Cameroon but the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari made him stay, Vanguard reports.

Speaking during the commencement of the construction of two major township roads in the state, Mustapha noted that the determination of Buhari’s administration to curb insecurity prompted his decision not to migrate again to Cameroon, which shares international boundary with Adamawa state. Mustapha blamed the soaring insecurity under the administration of former President Goodluck as the factor that forced people to flee the area.

He said: “You will agree with me that just two years ago, all of us here were preparing to leave. I was also planning to leave for Cameroon. But God, in His mercies, brought us peace. He brought us Muhammadu Buhari and we can all attest to the works of his hands, especially in the aspect that has to do with the security of lives.

” Lamido also said that insecurity, which used to be a nightmare, literally disappeared under President Muhammadu Buhari. He said: “Insecurity, which used to be our worst night mare, has now become an issue that is now of less concern. “May God Almighty continue to guide everyone who is a part of this and keep them in good health and grant them peace, just as they are also working tirelessly to give us peace.” Governor Mohammed Jibrilla, led his deputy, Martins Babale, and other key members of his cabinet, including the state Commissioner for Works, Lilian Stephen, to officially unveil the construction.

 Speaking on the area of security in Spain, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said with the help of neighbouring African countries, the U.S., France and the G-8, Nigeria has been able to “decisively deal with Boko Haram” under President Buhari. He noted that when Buhari took over power, 14 of the 20 local government areas of Borno, four in Adamawa and three in Yobe were under the sovereign authority of Boko Haram but with proactive measures, Buhari’s administration has been able to curb the activities of the insurgents.