By Kingsley I. Ilechukwu, Correspondent Lagos
The Management of 9mobile has clarified, in the interest of the general public, that its Executive Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Abdulrahman Ado is not the same as ‘Abdulrrahman’ Ado ‘Musa’ purportedly designated along with others by the United Arab Emirates as terror financiers, a statement authored by the Management of 9mobile, to which Cyber Era NG is privy, says.
Six Nigerians were included on the 400-list said to have been ratified by the Emirate Federal Capital. According to agency report, the six Nigerians are : Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad.
One of the names on the list which the media have latched on is Abdurrahaman Ado Musa. However, 9mobile Management reacts: “We, however, wish to clarify that the so-named individual is not 9mobile’s Executive Director, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Abdulrahman Ado. The resemblance in names is purely coincidental, and our Director does not bear ‘Musa’.
Our Director, Abdulrahman Ado, is a respectable law-abiding Nigerian. He served the country diligently in public service for over three decades before transferring his services to the private sector.
He served in various capacities and was Pioneer Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and Executive Commissioner, Licensing and Consumer Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission.
As a law-abiding company that believes in the greatness of Nigeria, and the well-being of all its citizens, 9mobile would never accommodate any undesirable element within its management and staff.
We urge the general public to kindly disregard the mistaken identify media reports making the rounds.”
It will be recalled that some other national s and entities were allegedly involved in the bankrolling of terrorist activities, which instigated the move of the UAE authorities.-With additional reporting by Ron Chen, Correspondent ASEAN Region.