…Says Bala Wunti is his brother
BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – Worried by insinuations making the rounds across the state that he is not in good working relationship with most of the highly placed indigenes of the state, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has dismissed such allusions, declaring that they are far from the truth.
This was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Mr Muktar Gidado, who described the insinuations as baseless and unfounded.
To this end, Governor Mohamed said that he as an individual and his administration are in full support of every humanitarian activities embarked upon by sons and daughters of the state, who are always willing to render philanthropic services to the State. He said that such citizens are only contributing to what the government is doing for the good of the people.
Mohammed, who was speaking when he received a delegation from the family of the renowned Islamic Cleric in the state, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi on Sallah homage at Ramat House, Bauchi over the weekend, said that insinuations of a personality rift between him on Bala Wunti remains a mere rumours, stressing that there is no misunderstanding between them.
The Governor pledged his full support to the ongoing renovation of the Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi’s mosque embarked upon by Bala Wunti, noting with satisfaction, the outstanding support of the Islamic leader, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi to his administration through fervent prayers.
Mohammed said; “I don’t have any misunderstanding with Bala Wunti as against rumours going on even on the ongoing renovation of the mosque of Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi. Bala Wunti officially told me about it and I commend him for that.
“Bala Wunti is the kind of people we are looking for. I am in full support of all the projects he is doing for us in Bauchi State. Please extend my appreciation to our father and Islamic leader, Sheikh has done so much to me”.
Ibrahim Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, who led the delegation, used the opportunity to offer special prayers for the success of the administration of Governor Mohammed.