Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda has dismissed allegations that he was among sponsors of the extremist Islamist group- Boko Haram.
Yuguda who spoke at the public presentation of a magazine, “Transformation Train”, by the office of the Political Adviser to the President, Mr. Ahmed Gulak said those peddling such rumours were his detractors who were bent on frustrating his plans to transform the state.
Yuguda was particularly irked by a publication by a national daily (not THE PUNCH), which named him among sponsors of the sect.
He said, “The in thing today, is the Boko Haram security threat; only yesterday, I read in a national daily (names withheld) that Mr. Yuguda is a sponsor of the Boko Haram.
“What a tragedy, what a misfortune for Nigeria to still have this kind of newspapers because they are destroying Nigeria while we are trying to reconstruct Nigeria for future generations.”
The governor also said President Goodluck Jonathan deserves our prayers because most of the problems he was trying to address today were inherited from previous administrations.
He noted that by the oath the president swore to on assumption of office, Jonathan was aware of the enormous responsibility on him.
According to him, the President has taken the Bible and has entered into a covenant with the Almighty one, to provide security for life and property in Nigeria.