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Politicians Steal In The Name Of The Dead – Moghalu Mocks Abubakar



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The Presidential Candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Kingsley Moghalu, has mocked the former Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, for claiming to have used N2.3 billion for burial.

The former deputy Central Bank governor noted that some politicians steal public funds using the name of the dead.

Naija News had earlier reported that Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, accused his predecessor of using the sum of N2.3 billion to buy shroud and decking wood used in the grave for Muslim burials in the state.

The spokesperson to the governor, Ladan Salihu, during an interview at the weekend, alleged that the funds were spent between January and May 2019.

Salihu had explained that over N900 million of the money was spent in buying Muslim shroud, a white cloth used for wrapping dead bodies, while over N1.4 billion was used to buy the wood for decking graves during burial.

Moghalu who took to his Twitter account wrote; “An aide to former Bauchi State Gov Mohammed Abubakar has reportedly said Bauchi didn’t spend N2.3 billion for burial materials in a state cemetery as alleged by activists, [“only”] N1.2 billion. Expensive dead people indeed. Some politicians steal even in the name of the dead!”