Outcry over Niger Gov wife’s alleged involvement in selling water to residents

Posted by News Express | 14 June 2021 | 1,009 times

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•Wife of Niger Governor Dr Amina Abubakar- Bello


The Wife of Niger Governor, Dr Amina Abubakar- Bello has drawn the ire of Minna residents over her alleged involvement in selling borehole water to them.

The full solar-driven borehole was dug in front of Limawa Model School in Minna, The Nation observed.

It was learnt the Governor’s wife allegedly got N100 million from partners to drill the borehole and get tankers for water supply to prospective customers.

The residents alleged while populace is suffering from acute water supply, the governor’s wife is selling water, which her husband should provide for free.

One of the complainants, Ahmed Muktar, said one of the responsibilities of government is to provide water, describing it as unfortunate the governor’s wife is selling water instead of giving residents for free.

Another complainant, Sadiya Umar, described it as misplaced priority, lamenting with the money used to provide the facility, government should have fixed water supply challenge in several parts of Minna.

Checks showed it costs N2, 700 for those with blue trucks to get water from the facility.

But Press Secretary to the Governor’s wife, Rabi Bello, explained the project was executed under one of the interventions by RAISE Foundation, which is the non-governmental organisation of the Governor’s wife.

“It is Raise foundation project and it has nothing to do with the First Lady. The project is being done to raise fund for the organisation. It has nothing to do with the office of the First Lady,” she explained.  (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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