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YUGUDA DENIES RECEIVING N360B IN THREE YEARS

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GOVERNOR Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State on Wednesday denied receiving N350 billion from the Federation Account in the last three and half years.

A PDP governorship aspirant in the state, Sen. Baba Tela, had alleged that the Yuguda administration received the said amount but without commensurate projects to show for it.

Tela made the allegation on December 27, while addressing his supporters during his formal declaration for the 2011 governorship race.

But Yuguda's Special Assistant on Media Affairs, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad, in a reaction described the allegation as “wild, laughable, spurious and phantom.''

'Tela must be a day-dreamer to have conjuncture such a figure. It appears he is not conversant with developments in the state. What we have spent was commensurate with what we got in the areas of education, health, youth and women rehabilitation and empowerment, as well as, poverty reduction,' Muhammad said.

He challenged Tela to substantiate his claim with facts and figures “rather than relying on fiction to achieve cheap political goal.''

The media aide advised politicians to remember that they would one day stand before their creator to account for everything they do or say.

Muhammad added, “it is ungodly to disseminate lies and misinformation in order to score cheap political goals.

The era of politics of campaign of calumny through the dissemination of false information about opponents is over.

“We must dwell more on issues affecting the lives of our citizens in our electioneering campaigns. This is the only way we can move our society forward and improve on the living standard of our people.

'When Yuguda assumed office on May 29, 2007, the state was over-ran by miscreants due to the unprecedented level of youth unemployment. The educational sector was comatose while hospitals in the 20 local government areas were worst than consulting clinics with no consultants.

“Three and half years down the line, the administration has executed more than 200 people-oriented projects in different sectors of human development in spite of the more than N20 billion debt it inherited.

“All hitherto dilapidated public secondary schools have been renovated and equipped, while more than six million textbooks have been bought and distributed free to all students from nursery to tertiary levels.

“This is in addition to the number of indigenes, who were sent abroad for various degree programmes in critical sciences. Eligible civil servants and teachers were given new saloon cars; new hospitals were constructed across the three senatorial districts in addition to a state-of-the-art Kidney Dialysis Centre, which was inaugurated.

“Many rural roads that had been on the drawing board since the