Nigeria: 9mobile distances director from UAE terrorism financiers’ list
The management of 9mobile Nigeria has dismissed a report that says one Abdurrahaman Ado Musa on the UAE list of terrorism financiers is a director of the mobile telecommunications company.
The company, in a statement in Lagos, said ‘Abdulrrahman’ Ado ‘Musa’, named on the UAE list, was not the same as Abdulrahman Ado, its Executive Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs.
It said the resemblance in names was purely coincidental, adding that its 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,” it said.
9mobile urged the general public to kindly disregard the mistaken identity reported in the media.
On Tuesday, six Nigerians were designated as terrorism sponsors by the United Arab Emirates.
The state-owned news agency, WAM, made this known in a report.
The country said the listed individuals and entities, including their affiliates, are being monitored.
The Nigerians named are Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad.