I got N45m contract, not N2b, says Adamawa Governor’s brother

Bindow Jibrilla

By Ibrahim Abdul

Abubakar Jibrilla, younger brother to Bindow Jibrilla, Governor of Adamawa state, says his company, Muraj Property Development Limited, got awarded only N45 million out of the N2 billion World Bank-assisted rural roads project in the state.

The younger Jibrilla also said his company has completed and delivered their portion of the contract.

“I need to make this clear because speculations are making round, particularly in the social media that the governor’s brother has collected N2 billion contract and did not deliver.

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“We have completed the 7.8 kilometer road from Pakka to Humbutudi that we are handling and we are waiting for the house committee to come and see.

“Already, a committee from the Ministry had visited the site and certified the job,” Jibrilla said.

Jibrilla said he has the utmost respect for the state assembly and that he is ready to honour their invitation if they invite him.

Meanwhile, Hydro-Source and Resources, another company that was awarded a contract under the World Bank-assisted project, has taken the State House of Assembly to court for allegedly publishing libelous statement against it.

The company claims that the House Committee on Rural and Community Development had in a newspaper publication accused the company of conniving with the Ministry of Rural Development and that of Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP-2) to defraud the World Bank and the people of Adamawa.

It wants the Yola High Court to award the sum of N1 billion damages against the Assembly.

Nathan Musa, the presiding Judge, granted an order of interim injunction restraining the assembly from taking any further action against the firm and its officials pending the determination of the motion on notice.



    “Having carefully perused the reliefs sought in this application, the affidavit evidence and the written address of counsel which he adopted as his oral arguments before the court, I am of the view that this application has merit and ought to be granted as prayed.”

    Justice Nathan fixed Nov. 14 for the hearing of the motion on notice.

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    Ahmed Garba, the company’s lawyers, said the suit was filed following the expiration of a 48-hour ultimatum given the house of assembly “to retract the libelous publication and apologize to the company”.

    “We are doing this to protect democracy and fight against legislative lawlessness, rascality and arrogance,” Garba said.

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