APC lawmaker distributes N50m to political associates as Ramadan gift

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A member of the House of Representatives representing Suleja /Tafa and Gurara Federal constituency, Abubakar Lado Suleja, has shared N50m cash among his political associates and friends as Ramadan gift, a report by SaharaReporters stated.

It was gathered that the All Progressives Congress lawmaker shared the money on Tuesday and it was received by his group of friends, with no defined economic objective or empowerment goals.

The lawmaker brought the cash and started sharing personally ranging from N200, 000 to N1m to his cronies – an event he asked photographers to capture for him.

The Suleja/Tafa and Gurara Federal constituency in Niger State has had a fair share of the insecurity and terrorism in the region with bandits kidnapping at will and sacking many remote communities.

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“Lado said it was necessary for him to pay loyalty with royalty. He said the money was to thank his people for their patience and loyalty. He said he particularly chose the Ramadan period to be able to repay them in full.

“The cash disbursements were given to beneficiaries as follows: N1m, N500,000, N300,000 and N200,000,” a source said.