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Ngige’s Aide Reveals How Tinubu Helped His Boss In 2004

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Chuks Akuna, a former Chief Press Secretary to Minister of Labour and Productivity Chris Ngige,  has revealed how the national leader of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu helped his boss in 2004.

Ngige's Aide Reveals How Tinubu Helped His Boss In 2004
Ngige’s Aide Reveals How Tinubu Helped His Boss In 2004

Odunews.com reports how the former  governor threw a jibe at Tinubu while fielding questions from the  House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on an alleged breach of Presidential directive in his suspension of the management of the  Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF.

During the hearing, Ngige condescendingly said Tinubu is his mate while exchanging words with a member of the House of reps, James Faleke.

Ngige was the governor of Anambra state between 2003 and 2006 – a period when the APC National leader also served as governor.

Speaking on the help Tinubu rendered Ngige, Akuna via his twitter handle said his former boss begged the ex-Lagos state governor to gift him an armoured car.

“In ’04, visiting Asiwaju Tinubu in Lagos, my boss Gov Ngige spotted this car. “Bola, pls dash me. I want to use it in Abuja”. “Ah ah! Ngige, this is old nah”, replied Asiwaju. “I don’t mind. Anambra is poor. I’ll manage it”. Surprised to hear Onwa deriding his benefactor,” he tweeted.

“Did you know how the G-wagon came about? The Lagos trip happened after we literally begged him to buy it. The beast Tinubu gifted him was moved to Abuja. That was Ngige’s “Abuja vehicle” until the CoA removed him in March ’06.

“His official car was a Peugeot 406. After the March 3, ’04, attack on Gov Akume’s convoy, in which an ex-Nig Airways MD Andrew Agom, was killed, my boss agreed to buy the armoured G-Class. It was after the purchase he fell in love with armoured cars. Jagaban’s gift was armoured.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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