Aliyu Babangida

Former Governor of Niger State, Aliyu Babangida, is unperturbed by the decision of his successor, Sani Bello, to investigate his tenure in government.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Monday, Babangida said it is absolutely necessary for Bello to probe him while stressing that it is far from a witch hunt.

“I am under investigation. For me, it is normal. I did it to my predecessor and that helped in projecting the achievements of the government I took over from.”

“It is, indeed, interesting to intimate that investigations show scorecards and not necessarily what people misunderstand as a confirmation of crime committed by past administrations.”

“Records are available for vetting and every detail of government activities during my eight years as governor has been documented for scrutiny. I will continue to support his administration to succeed.”

“All I want is the success of my dear state. I can understand what my successor is passing through, especially on the issue of payment of salaries.”

“When I was finding it difficult to pay workers’ salaries at the close of my administration, not many people saw reasons why I had to take loans to augment what we got from the Federal Government.”

“When my governor said he was finding it difficult to pay salaries, some people misunderstood him. I know he was saying the truth.”