The lawmaker representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani, has dismissed the report of the alleged use of streetlight contract in her constituency to steal public funds.
There were reports that the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals awarded “imaginary” solar streetlight contracts in Binani’s constituency to steal public funds.
In a press release signed by her media aide, Adamu Ibrahim Jimeta, the senator debunked the report as fake news, saying the contract in question had been executed in five out of seven local government areas in her constituency.
“The five local government areas are: Fufore, Yola North, Yola South, Song and Hong with each having 320 numbers of All in One Solar Street Lights to the credit of the Senior Special Assistant to Mr. President on SDGs and her officials.”
The statement quoted the Senator as saying that the project which was distributed across the 76 wards was conceived to light up communities and reduce incidence of rape, robbery and other crimes perpetrated at night.
“The Installation of these lights was perfectly executed and evenly distributed across the Wards, Districts, and special areas of need in consultation with some stakeholders and traditional rulers from the various local governments areas.”
“In the light of this, I wish to highly commend the hard work, dedication, patriotism, quality leadership, accountability and transparent leadership style of the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope- Adefulure,” she said.
The statement condemned alleged attempt to smear the image of the OSSAP-SDGs leadership under Princess Adejoke Orelope Adefulire, challenging critics to visit the 56 wards across Yola South, Yola North, Fufore, Song, and Hong local government areas for confirmation.=