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10 responses to “Benue Government hints on how Flood Money will be Spent

  1. utyondukaa ikper

    May 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    government should use the money for what it was intended. and my understanding is that the monies were meant to help ameliorate the suffering of the people affected. if government wants to develop the place, it should look for funds somewhere else but immediate assistance has to be given to the affected people without prejudice.

     
  2. Ajim Udeh

    May 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Whereas the development of the affected areas would be commendable, the donated money is not intended for such exercise. These funds were meant to help ameliorate the sufferings and hardships of the flood victims and NOT the development of the area. Someone tell that antion-or Adikpo and the serial forger impostor governor Torwua Suswam to stop insulting the victims of the flood henceforth. May God punish Adikpo and Suswam harshly if they divert a single kobo of this money to their pockets or any other thing other than what the money was intended for, Amen.

    Ajim Udeh

     
  3. Simon Azever .

    May 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    The fund were not to develop the areas but partly compensate victims for loss of buildings . This Benue state govt engaged the services of a reknown estate valuer who went round the state to value damaged housing property and University of Agriculture Makurdi was to value crops and animals that perished in the disaster that befell our state.
    At no time was the money given to develop any area for that matter. One wonders if that money is still available.
    The fund must be used for the purpose it was given.

    Azever.

     
    • Ajim Udeh

      June 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Azever: the diversion of the funds is just another way Suswam is stealing from the people. He is a shameless thief whose entire life is built of fraudulent activities. Gabriel Suswam has a forged certificate, and so does his wife. He pimped his way through law school even though he is yet to complete the “incompletes” he had in his courses! Then Suswam went out to be the first and only human being, dead or alive, to have been called to the bar twice! Unheard of!!!! He stole the money meant to compensate the Zaki Biam victims, made the state’s treasury his personal bank account, commissions projects that are not completed, co-opts private projects done by individuals into government-completed projects, and the list goes on. Amazingly, this is the man that President Jonathan, the most clueless and corrupt president Nigeria ever had, trusts the most! You go figure. I weep for Nigeria everyday for fraudsters like Suswam — and there are many of them in PDP — running the affairs of the country. I look forward to a day that Benue citizens and, indeed, Nigerians, will rise up and say enough is enough. We deserve better. It hurts so much to see people suffer this way in the midst of plenty. God punish Suswam and all involved in his thieving schemes!

       
  4. Matthew Jande

    May 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I am not a lawyer but this action by the BNSG amounts to fraud and misappropriation/misapplication of funds. I want to advise that there should be thorough investigation of people that were involved in this dubious action. How can money meant for flood victims be used to develop projects around the areas of the flood victims? If this claim by BSEMA is true and top officials of government are involved, then, it is shameful for those at the helms of the state government. No wonder, Zaki Biam massacre compensation was negotiated through the backdoor to N8b when there was subsisting judgment in the sum of N38B.

     
  5. Ternenge

    May 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    This is a clever ploy to defraud victims of the flood disaster. The best thing to do is to obtain a full list of donations. Thereafter this proposed misappropriation of funds should be promptly reported to the Presidency who must be under illusion that the money has been disbursed for the purpose which it was meant as in other states.

     
  6. Donald

    May 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    This will be the height of Man’s inhumanity to man. I can only imagine what the affected families faced, and afe likely to face.

     
  7. Son Gyoh

    May 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Diversion of the money is simply unacceptable. First, humanitarian relief is also part of development, at least to the extent that it aims to meet the basic human dignity needs of victims and immediate mitigation of a likely fall into greater need/poverty. Secondly, the fact that this wasn’t openly discussed with victims and the public points to indiscretion and deception.

    Thirdly, why should the victims who are still in material and psychological need be ignored and the money diverted for the needs of those unaffected? This is a clear act of inequity orchestrated by government and should be challenged.
    It is unacceptable that an emergency entitlement/provision for the misfortune of flood victims be converted/diverted into an income for capital project execution. It is insensitive and smacks of arrogance, ignorance and dereliction of duty?

    Son

     
  8. Agaku Terngu Tse

    May 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    The government should fear God and avoid the curse of the people by directly reaching out to the victims. In Kano and Sokoto, the money was used in constructing low-cost houses for the victims. In fact, the above mentioned states even augmented the funds in order to assist the victims.

     
  9. samuel mamu barnabas terlumun

    May 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I got a twenty five hectares farm, rice, on agasha in guma. Got two basins of red guinea corn last three weeks for my efforts.

     

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