Telecommunications giant, 9mobile says one Abdurrahaman Ado Musa on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) list of terrorist financiers is not a director of the mobile telecommunications company.
9mobile made this known in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
1st News had reported that the UAE had released a list of six Nigerians with ties to the Boko Haram terror group. The Nigerians were said to have been among the sponsors of the jihadist group. 1st News learned that the UAE Cabinet issued Resolution No 83 of 2021; designating a total of 38 individuals and 15 entities on its approved list of persons and organizations supporting Boko Haram and other terrorist cause.
The Nigerians linked to the Boko Haram group are: Abdurrahaman Ado Musa; Salihu Yusuf Adamu; Bashir Ali Yusuf; Muhammed Ibrahim Isa; Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad.
However, 9mobile has disclosed that the ‘Abdulrrahman’ Ado ‘Musa’, named on the UAE list; was not the same as Abdulrahman Ado, its Executive Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs. Further, it said the resemblance in names was purely coincidental, adding that its director does not bear ‘Musa’.
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“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.
Consequently, the company urged the general public to kindly disregard the mistaken identify reported in the media.