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Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by ememabasiakpan(m): 7:07am On Mar 12, 2018
​Few hours after the death of Abubakar Saleh Michika, the first civilian governor of Adamawa State, his family accused the state government of abandoning him.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust, his son, Abdurrashid Saleh Michika, said government refused to release his entitlement as former governor or sponsor him for medical care as he was entitled to by law.
He lamented that even when the team of consultants at the FMC informed Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla about lack of necessary facilities to handle Michika’s condition and suggested provision of an air ambulance for his transfer to a better equipped hospital, the governor failed to respond.

His added that the state government had withheld Michika’s entitlement amounting to N400 million despite promises from the governor.
“Government refused to release his entitlement, about N400 million and slashed his pension to N300,000,” he stated



“Governor Bindow had promised to pay him after our father spoke to him several times but nothing happened. They were notified as soon as his health condition worsened, yet their response was not encouraging. This is an aged person, a former governor with a large family,” he stated.

Michika who served between January 1992 and November 1993 under the defunct National Republican Party (NRC) died on Saturday at the Intensive Care Unit of the Federal Medical Centre Yola.

Responding to the allegation, the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh said the family should have followed the laid down procedures to access the benefits due for the ex-governor rather than making such allegations against the governor..

“What ex-governors are entitled to is specified in the law and there are procedures for accessing those benefits . . . It is not fair to say government abandoned him. There are procedures in using public funds. The family should have followed the procedures and notified government,” he stated.

Michika who died at the age of 86 on Saturday after spending two days in coma at the Intensive Care Unit of the Federal Medical Centre Yola has left behind 37 children, 97 grand children and four great grand children according to a family member, Hafiz Saleh Michika.

His children include Muluk Saleh, a business man, Hamza, the Registrar at the Federal Polytechnic, Bali and Dr. Jalal Saleh, an associate professor and medical consultant with the World Health Organisation (WHO) (Daily Trust)

Source :http://www.betatalk.com.ng/2018/03/ex-governor-who-died-of-neglect-was-owed-n400m-by-state-he-once-governed/

Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by AdiscoPele: 7:11am On Mar 12, 2018
That's naija for u

FTC for the first time in more than 3yrs.

The feeling is the same.

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by bigtt76(f): 7:11am On Mar 12, 2018
Haba with well placed children dem still de halal say government abandoned dem daddy? SMH

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by sinkhole(m): 7:17am On Mar 12, 2018
OOOOOoooooooK, that is why he could not die outside Nigeria, oh, I see embarassed embarassed embarassed

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by Flyingngel(m): 7:31am On Mar 12, 2018
With 37 children? They are not serious.

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by chichar1(f): 8:12am On Mar 12, 2018
good for them
Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by Dosinspector(m): 8:19am On Mar 12, 2018
a governor for one year and he is receiving 300k as pension, police officer for 35years who risked his life day and night will be receiving 40k as pension # Nigeria can never be good again

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by FarahAideed: 8:43am On Mar 12, 2018
bigtt76:
Haba with well placed children dem still de halal say government abandoned dem daddy? SMH

What do mean well placed children ? Are you aware the highest govt official salary in Nigeria is 1.5 million Naira a month ? When they start stealing billions now from their so called well placed job now to satisfy your assumption it's still us that will call them thieves .

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by Josnac: 9:05am On Mar 12, 2018
What stopped him from building a first class hospital during His reign??

Our political class are most concerned about appropriating huge sums of money to themselves and their cronies while in power, The new LUC in Lagos is a prime example and thereafter, they'll make their useless rubber-stamp State Assembly members to pass a bill of perpetual income in their lifetime in the name of pensions.

What these men earn after a mere 8years in office will take ages for a civil servant to dream of even after 35 years of service.

What goes around comes around, for the fact that the ailment could kill him while being left in the care of a Nigerian hospital speaks volume of the neglect of our health systems.

What about the ordinary citizens who also do not posses the means for an overseas medical care??
So they are the ones to die while the politicians go abroad, receive better health care, then come back and continue their looting without putting measures in place to ensure that even a staff of the local govt is entitled to world class medical care??

Our politicians are a curse to this Nation.
They should endure the pain..

And to think that this man has 37 Children beats my imagination.. an associate Prof??, a registrar??
Old man, you've got a useless family!

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by 1shortblackboy: 9:07am On Mar 12, 2018
Maybe he should have stolen proper money?
Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by gypsey(m): 9:07am On Mar 12, 2018
FarahAideed:


What do mean well placed children ? Are you aware the highest govt official salary in Nigeria is 1.5 million Naira a month ? When they start stealing billions now from their so called well placed job now to satisfy your assumption it's still us that will call them thieves .
what's your point exactly? are you suggesting that they are not well placed?

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by YourWife(f): 9:07am On Mar 12, 2018
Government abandoned their father... Did the children not abandon their father too? Associate prof with WHO? With 37 children and 97 grand children, if the father still died, there was nothing the state goverment could have done differently!! RIP old man... Your children abandoned you!!!

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by Whobedatte(m): 9:09am On Mar 12, 2018
37 children
97 grand children
Chai.

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by SmartyPants(m): 9:09am On Mar 12, 2018
At 86 the man lived to a ripe old age... Why force him to remain in this world only pass on a few years later?

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by Snippes567(m): 9:10am On Mar 12, 2018
[quote author=Flyingngel post=65760945]With 37 children? They are not serious. [/quote
Yes he has 37 kids he's my neighbor ]

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by doctokwus: 9:15am On Mar 12, 2018
With so many children,including a professor of medicine and a registrar of a polytechnic,is it not shameful for the family to even insinuate its lack of funds that killed their dad!
I am guessing that the professor,knowing his dad's age at 86,but more probably 90,knew that there was very little even the best hospitals in the world could do for their dad.
Ekwueme,even when managed by top consultants in the UK didn't live more than a few days before kicking the bucket.
No one should blackmail the state goverment.
The government should have however ensured the man was paid his entitlements as at when due.That's the one aspect successive governments,not just the present failed Michika.

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by philGeo(m): 9:15am On Mar 12, 2018
No body owe your father anything, your father is among the corrupt elites that damage this country and Adamawa state.

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by quentin06: 9:15am On Mar 12, 2018
when it comes to looting public funds there are no laid down procedures, its obvious this ex gov was in the wrong party and clique, hid death is a reminder to serving govs, loot while ur on seat.
Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by FarahAideed: 9:16am On Mar 12, 2018
gypsey:
what's your point exactly? as you suggesting that they are not well placed?

When Nigerians say someone is well placed the mean he is in a position to loot and steal money so the person should not complain but that premise only encourages corruption

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by Xisnin(m): 9:16am On Mar 12, 2018
Dosinspector:
a governor for one year and he is receiving 300k as pension, police officer for 35years who risked his life day and night will be receiving 40k as pension # Nigeria can never be good again
Ignorance everywhere. No country in the world will pay a police officer and a governor similar pensions.
To know the reason why, kindly use google.

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by Azarina: 9:18am On Mar 12, 2018
It's karma baby
Most of the politicians waste our money to treat themselves abroad
Why not build our hospitals upto standards, pay doctors well, provide the best health care facilities
But no they will not

What about poor sick people who are not depending on pension from the government to get treated

So out of the 37 children he had, none of them can pay for his bills, keep on waiting for government money

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by Lipscomb(m): 9:20am On Mar 12, 2018
grin which life police risk? Police my foot.
Dosinspector:
a governor for one year and he is receiving 300k as pension, police officer for 35years who risked his life day and night will be receiving 40k as pension # Nigeria can never be good again
lipsrsealed

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by Liftedhands(f): 9:25am On Mar 12, 2018
FarahAideed:


When Nigerians say someone is well placed the mean he is in a position to loot and steal money so the person should not complain but that premise only encourages corruption
Well placed I believe means WELL TO DO! The mans children are enough to settle their father's medical bill. His gratuity should have been paid though.

I hope during his tenure he didn't owe Pensioners cos karma may have just served him what he deserved.

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by EngtTemmy(m): 9:27am On Mar 12, 2018
Millions of people are been owed pension in Nigeria, many of them are dead already, so what is all the fuss about this.

Next

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by don4real18(m): 9:37am On Mar 12, 2018
The Plateau state government has been owing my Dad around the same amount since 2006
The FG alongside NDDC has been owing him almost the same amount for some years
Now, they are talking about this one because he's a former governor... Mtcheew angry
Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by Dontquit: 9:40am On Mar 12, 2018
Karna is a bitch..
Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by joystickextend1(m): 10:02am On Mar 12, 2018
37 children shocked. Damn






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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by henrixx(m): 10:02am On Mar 12, 2018
Heyaaa
Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by HAH: 10:14am On Mar 12, 2018
I remember back in GMMC yola(state government owned school) when his children will be brought to school in a bus as a sitting governor

Rest in peace gwamnan talakawa

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Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by BlakKluKluxKlan(m): 10:28am On Mar 12, 2018
Dosinspector:
a governor for one year and he is receiving 300k as pension, police officer for 35years who risked his life day and night will be receiving 40k as pension # Nigeria can never be good again


Amen. Thank you. Nigeria will NEVER be good.
Re: Abubakar Saleh Michika Was Owed N400m By State He Once Governed by BlakKluKluxKlan(m): 10:32am On Mar 12, 2018
Josnac:
What stopped him from building a first class hospital during His reign??

Our political class are most concerned about appropriating huge sums of money to themselves and their cronies while in power, The new LUC in Lagos is a prime example and thereafter, they'll make their useless rubber-stamp State Assembly members to pass a bill of perpetual income in their lifetime in the name of pensions.

What these men earn after a mere 8years in office will take ages for a civil servant to dream of even after 35 years of service.

What goes around comes around, for the fact that the ailment could kill him while being left in the care of a Nigerian hospital speaks volume of the neglect of our health systems.

What about the ordinary citizens who also do not posses the means for an overseas medical care??
So they are the ones to die while the politicians go abroad, receive better health care, then come back and continue their looting without putting measures in place to ensure that even a staff of the local govt is entitled to world class medical care??

Our politicians are a curse to this Nation.
They should endure the pain..

And to think that this man has 37 Children beats my imagination.. an associate Prof??, a registrar??
Old man, you've got a useless family!


The ayatolah of nigeria spent billions in foreign hospitals to treat himself but since his return, he hasn't seen it fit to build a world-class hospital.

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