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Son of Michika, ex-Gov Adamawa gov, confirms father is in coma

By Adekunle Aliyu
The first civilian governor of Adamawa State, Abubakar Saleh Michika, has been in coma for several days at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Vanguard learnt Saturday.

Abubakar Saleh Michika

According to his son, Hafiz Saleh, Michika had been complaining to the state authorities that he needed to go for medical check-up but he was refused.

He said the state government had also refused to pay his pension.

Hafiz said Governor Bindo Jibril visited his father Saturday, promising to do something but stated that time was running out on the former governor if he must live.

His father, he claimed, had been lamenting to the authorities of the state for over two months now that he needed to travel abroad for medical check up, but they did not oblige him, wondering why is it now that he is in a coma they want to move him.

“The doctors say he cannot be moved until he is stable. For three days now, he has been in coma and there is nothing we can do but to pray; if they had allowed him to seek medical check-up, this would not have happened,” the son said.

“Do you know that my father outside the numerous cars he has the government was only able to provide him with one car as part of his entitlements? They even denied him of his pension as the first executive governor of Adamawa State.

“I have lost hope”. he lamented


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