The last seems not to have been heard about impeached former governor of Adamawa State, Muritala Nyako who refused to appear before the panel over allegation of diversion of state fund , extra budgetary, fraudulent awards and illegal deductions leveled against him by the Adamawa House of Assembly. The legislators had rolled 20 allegations and most outstanding is the N8billion contract awarded to Hon. Nicolas Ukachukwu’s SNECOU Group of companies which allegedly got N8billion from the Adamawa State and defaulted in executing the said contract. SNECOU is said to be enmeshed in embezzlement and misappropriation of public fund.
other alleged fraudulent deals of the former governor as stated by the Adamawa State of Assembly are Fraudulent diversion of N2.3 billion Adamawa State workers’ salary for September and October, 2011, Illegal deductions and diversions of the sum of N142 million emoluments of Adamawa State workers in May 2014, diversion of N120 million to sponsor fictitious visit of General Muhammadu Buhari to Adamawa State to commiserate with victims of insurgency in Madagili and Michika Local Government Areas, extra-budgetary expenditure of N1,740,785,246 fictitious special assistants and another N166,230,536.88 on Personal Assistants in 2013, fraudulent award of contract of over N8 billion through SNECOU Group of Companies Ltd, a company linked to one of the governor’s wife, to siphon public funds without delivering any services to the people of Adamawa State, corrupt siphoning of the sum of N300 million public funds through a company, Hydrosource Resources Ltd in the name of construction of Mubi by-pass without mobilizing to site or any construction one carried out long after collecting N300 million from Adamawa State funds, gross violation of the Oath of Office by outrageous patronage and dominance of family and friends in the discharge of government business such as found in the MDGs Office, the SPPU and Ministry of Health, gross violation of Section 120 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and gross misappropriation of Internally Generated Revenue for personal use to the detriment of the people of Adamawa State, squandering the sum of N4,805,216,538.32 and N7,114,995,590.85 in 2012 and 2013 respectively through the Office of the Secretary to the State Government against budgetary approvals, and not in the interest of the people of Adamawa State. expenditures of exorbitant N2.5 billion “Other Miscellaneous Expenses” through the Internal Affairs and Special Services Department, extra-budgetary procurement of fertilizer and diversion of proceeds from the sales of fertilizer from 2007 to date, the MDGs Office in Adamawa State is managed by the Governor Nyako’s close relations and has squandered N220 million and N786,457,644.94 million unbudgeted state funds in 2013 for the implementation of MDGs program in the state, diversion of over N400 million out of the N500 million Federal Government Intervention Fund for flood victims in Adamawa State 2011, diversion of government funds through the illegal importation of Hospital Equipment to the tune of N156 million while the state still owes the contractor; and illegal acquisition of Containarized Mobile Workshop for Vocational Training Centres, corruption and extra-budgetary awards of contracts for the construction of Army Barracks – Mayobelwa Road, Pella – Maiha Road, Gombi – Ga’anda – Fotta Road, Rumde – Yolde Pate Road, construction of Mubi by-pass, contrary to Section 120 (2) (3) and (4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
16. Squandering of N1 billion Adamawa State Scholarship Trust Fund, shoddy conception and operation of Adamawa German Hospital, managed by a close relation to Governor Nyako, reckless expenditures of public funds contrary to Section 121 subsection 4 (a) and (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), abuse of office and violation of Adamawa State Law by appointing his wife, Dr Halima H. Nyako, as the chairman Adamawa State Action Committee on Aids (SACA) contrary to the SACA Law, his government is popularly nicknamed “Government of Family and Friends”. Overbearing strangulation of the local government areas and extortion of the local government funds in the name of joint projects and security in Mubi and other parts of Adamawa State. This leaves many Local Government Areas with nothing to pay workers’ entitlements. The governor is also known to consistently contravene Section 168 (6) and (8) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
National WAVES sent a letter dated July 18, 2014 to Hon. Nicolas Ukachukwu, the chairman, SNECOU Group of companies Ltd requesting for his side of the story but as at the time of filling this report on August 6, 2014, he was yet to respond.