Monkey carted away N70 million belonging to Nothern Farmer's Forum - Shehu Sani



We have removed Senator Abdullahi Adamu as Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum for fi nancial mismanagement and misadministration.

Following his removal as chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has denied allegations that he mismanaged funds belonging to the group.

However, trouble broke out when Senator Ali Wakili (APC, Bauchi South) raised a point of order, citing orders 14 and 15 of the Senate Standing Orders, to make personal explanation, claiming that he was never contacted at any time to discuss the removal of Adamu.

Apparently referring to Senator Shehu Sani, Wakili, a retired customs officer, said the statement that the money of the NSF was swallowed by monkeys had breached on his privilege.

He revealed that the money belonging to the group was missing adding that perhaps the money was stolen by Monkeys.

The senator on February 14 led nine other senators to oppose the Senate passage of the amendment to the electoral act.

The "sack letter" was read on their behalf on the floor of the senate on Wednesday by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday, alleging financial mismanagement.

He said: "I come from the North and I am active member of the Northern Senators Forum".

Winter weather expected to continue into Friday
Otherwise by late this afternoon into the evening, the chance of any form of precipitation will begin to taper off. It's been all downhill since Wednesday's record-shattering high temperatures and taste of summer-like warmth.

On his part, Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, said the allegations against Adamu were investigated and found to be true.

The forum's spokesman however declined to speak on the amount allegedly mismanaged by Adamu. First of all, it was the rodents that drove away the president and then we now have snakes consuming about N36 million and now we have monkeys raiding farm house.

He said he would stand by his decision and "resist any decision the Senate takes regarding his position".

He said: "Yesterday (Tuesday), a colleague of mine, Senator Dino Melaye, drew the attention of the Senate to comment I made on the passage of the conference committee report on 2010 electoral (amendment ) bill, which contains new sequence of elections for the 2019 polls different from the earlier one released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)".

Omo-Agege on Wednesday publicly apologised for saying the amendment was deliberately targeted at the president.

One of the dissenting senators, representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege on Wednesday preempted being sanctioned by the senate leadership. They don't want this to be said but I believe we should be very clear.

He was said to have insisted that the time was not ripe for him to speak on the issue.

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