My predecessor left N60 million out of N120m Wike’s donation in SOKAPU accounts — Maisamari
By: Femi Mustapha
The newly confirmed President of
Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Mr. Dio Awemi Maisamari has said his predecessor, Hon. Jonathan Asake, left a balance of N60 million in the purse of the Union from the N120m donation from Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in April 2022.
Maisamari stated this shortly after being confirmed the president of the Union yesterday.
According to him, the Hon. Jonathan Asake led the administration procured and distributed foodstuff and other necessities to people in Chikun, Kajuru, Kachia, Kaura, Kauru, Zangon Kataf, and Kachia, Local Government Areas.
He also added that other forms of humanitarian assistance were rendered where necessary during the said period.
The briefing, however, stirred harsh comments by some members of the NEC who complained of poor engagement with community development associations whose members are the target of the intervention, exclusion from decision-making during the intervention implementation process, and even the inability of some communities to get the relief materials.
In his reaction to the complaints, the President said all the points made had been noted and would be addressed in the next phase.
He also reminded them that because of the enormity of the challenges, they should know that even several billions of Naira will not solve the problems.
Meanwhile, he called on the Southern Kaduna community wherever they are to continue to thank His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike for doing what the Federal and State governments refused to do.
In conclusion, the new President assured the NEC of his determination to reposition SOKAPU to more effectively address the challenges confronting Southern Kaduna.
He said the one-year action plan will be unveiled during the AGM and intensive consultations will be made to get inputs from far and wide. Finally, he appealed for support and cooperation from all and sundry.