Good Intentions And Giant Strides Of The ATM Governor Wins Again.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Adamawa State Governor on Social Mobilisation, Victor Dogo, has cautioned the oppostion, frantically aiming a dig at the governor, suggesting that the looted palliatives were consignments received from federal government but not given to the people.
This notion was also voice by a known rabble-rouser, Husseini Gambo, whose utterances have been mischievously aimed at causing chaos and inviting some misguided youths to continue looting against the governments best wishes and intentions.
Gambo, the mastermind of the fake viral audio blackmail against Gov. Fintiri, is a man who has the habit of cooking up lies and hurling insults at elders in the state.
Dogo made this known in a statement made available to the Media Newsmen in Yola, Adamawa state.
He has in the past rained insults on some leaders in the state including former vice president Atiku, Boni Haruna, Nyako, Bindow, SGF present and immediate past, just to get financial benefit from them.
Now he seems to be applying the same evil tactics on the now passionate Governor of Adamawa state but Fintiri is not such a man to condescend to cheap blackmail.
It is however shocking to see a man who should play the role of an elder mischievously doctoring an audio and making comments tantamount to creating disturbing public peace, all aimed at gaining financial reward..
It is only apt and timely that the youth of the state call for investigation into his utterances and activities of this man as part of the process of getting to roots of factors instigating the recent unrest that led to the looting of government warehouses.
“We are totally disappointed and wish to call on the Executive governor to call him as a father to order because we are worried at the unwarranted and misguiding words.
“The first time my boss His Excellency heard of Husseni instigating unrest he was calm, yet Husseni went further trying to cause division until it has now become a habit.
“It is likely he instigated the recent comments that mislead the hoodlums and the Governor is not happy with this, so he should please desist from such actions.
“He is becoming a security risk in the state. The same man went further sending around his doctored audio pretending he is an innocent baby cat. But thank God we are aware of the long patience of the Governor all this while.”
His said, “The narrative is false, misguided and mischievous in all fronts.
“The mare endorsement of looting of public and private property by Husseni Gambo is enough to trigger an outburst of disdain.
“This is a man bent on using lies to plough evil at every given opportunity, this makes Husseni Gambo an enigma to the people it seeks to impress, it also leaves such a politician with the heavy duty of explaining how towing away of tractors, removing roofing sheets, brandishing knives and clubs, in any way resembles attempt to get food items.
Dogo said, “Since the flagging off of this Fresh Air government, it has been unapologetically committed to addressing the needs of the people of this state especially the young and the poor.
“So, for anyone to suggests that there exist federal government Palliatives lying dormant in the stores while our people languish in hunger is absolutely absurd and irresponsible.
Dogo put to rest the misconception peddled by some that federal government palliatives were the items stored to date.
The items looted by the mob action were the ones sent in by donors (CaCovid partners led by Dangote and other international partners). Noting that a larger part of the items are yet to arrive in particular rice.
Drawing attention to his previous radio interview a week back were he (SSA) revealed that plans are on the way by the ATM Governor for the disbursement of another phase of palliative sharing in Adamawa state.
“This was barely a week before this recent ugly incident, which we pray is not connected to the various instigating utterances by Husseni Gambo.
“The entire essence of governor Fintiri’s conversation was to the effect that the palliatives looted were not the ones received from the federal government as being twisted to suggests that the state government never received any palliatives from the federal.
“That answer was specific and a direct response to a question as to whether the state government had at this period received palliatives and had failed to deliver it to the people.”Dogo explains.
He added this in the response, “I must say that as painful as the situations are, the truth about some things that happened in this state recently was not the doing of Governor Fintiri but the response polluted hearts of some few that no matter how you explain they feel it is just right to give out anything in the government stores, forgetting the essence of state stores at emergency, and rescue situations.
“Well the truth is that I have not even mentioned the policy behind palliative, which in real practice during pandemic situations requires that it is to be given in batches within the period of events from the warehouses to cushion and manage the demands of the people as long as that situation lingers.
“This means they are meant for control so that suddenly it never goes empty. But I thank God the main stock of rice from CaCovid partners have not arrived.
“Also, note that what we feared at the beginning actually came to pass, some people wanted food but you must have seen that there are some evil people who have been lurking in the corner, seeking for opportunity to wreck havoc on the society, and that was what actually happened.
“We all protested for SARS reform because of its several human rights violations records but cautioned saying “I voiced out that it was wrong to demand for its scrapping without an alternative as it would create a security vacuum.
“I maintained that we could maintain SWAT as an alternative, while the endSARS advocates discuss details of gradual reforms and changes in the Police force as Nigerians cries have reached a crescendo.
“But this urge for drastic collapse of certain security units without immediate remedy always creates a security vacuum which breeds recklessness that only lend sleeper criminal cells like the “Shila Boys” the opportunity to once again unleash terror on innocent citizens of Adamawa after their activities have been eliminated.
“The truth is always seen as lies when it is laced with sentiments especially political ones.
“Governor Fintiri has by far, the best record as the most listening governor and a people friendly government.
“When public outcries began to register across the Country, what we expected and hoped for was that it would be done with grace, respect for one another and with caution because when good causes are intercepted by criminal elements, disgruntled few, the good message could be lost in the band wagon effect.
“What we witnessed in Adamawa in the past two days was a mob action and not a protest, this action rather lends a helping hand to criminals and men of the underworld who went about wrecking havoc and threatening innocent citizens with violence and unfortunately led to so many bad situations.
“The Governor is saddened by this because he would not have been moved (though not endorsing the action) had it been just food items were carted away and no man was hurt in the process, but this extent of destruction is disheartening.
“This is not what the initial protest wants to achieve and not what well meaning citizens looked forward to.
“The ATM Governor will put in more to improve the situation of willing youths through the ministry of entrepreneur, continue the open access to employment policy.
“The ATM vision remains the only way forward.”