By Charles Nwabardi
There is palpable fear within the 9Mobile system as the name of its Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Abdulraham Ado coincides with name of one of the five Nigerians named by the United Arab Emirates among 52 identified sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria released earlier in the week.
To avoid wide spread misconception, management of 9Mobile has come out publicly to put the records straight. In a statement on Tuesday, it said “Management of 9mobile wishes to inform 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.”
“Some Nigerians were included on the list said to have been ratified by the Emirate Federal Capital. One of the names on the list and that the media have latched on is Abdurrahaman Ado Musa.”
“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.
The statement further stated that “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.”