Hausa-Fulani Have Ruined FRCN, Says Acting DG, Samson Shaibu-PREMIUM TIMES

By Bassey Udo

This is an excerpt of a  brief interview with the acting Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Samson Shaibu (SS). He is still in office even though he, by civil service rules, should have retired after turning 60.

PREMIUM TIMES (PT): You are supposed to retire on June 22, yet you have approval from the Minister of Information to travel to Ireland to represent the country on July 22. Why is that the case?

SS: It is so because I have finished my retirement from service, but I am now acting DG, and that is political appointment. And the antecedents are these. The former DG who left before me was brought from retirement. Eddie Iroh was brought from retirement, and then Kevin Ejiofor was brought from retirement. The DG’s position is a political appointment. So, people are just being mischievous saying what they are saying. There are antecedents. But, my former career as a civil servant has expired. And I am acting DG, and there are antecedents. You know if you want to go emotional, the former man who finished before me was Hausa-Fulani. He was brought from retirement to serve as DG. Are there two rules in Nigeria – one for the minority and one for the Hausa-Fulani? There was an Igbo man, who was brought from retirement too (Kevin Ejiofor) and Eddie Iro. So, people are just talking about what they don’t understand.

For further information, the assignment I am going is funded by Chinese Government and not by Federal Government. So, people are just talking from half information.
PT: The recent fire incident in the studio at the corporation, how was it handled? Any report of the probe?

SS: The fire incident was teleguided by detractors who feel they should create a crisis situation for somebody they feel is not a team player. For your information, I am not a team player in corruption. I am acting DG for three months now, and if you ask the workforce, they would tell you there is an added difference. Within these three months, I have bought a bus for FRCN. Within these three months, 22 studios that were conduit pipes for corruption in FRCN have been resuscitated, and there is light there now.  And if I have opportunity of meeting with you, I will give you a catalogue of achievements. This has not happened for the past 15 years. But, people who are corrupt in our system would not like to see the likes of me. For example, there are people being teleguided from the Legal Department and Admin who are beneficiaries of corruption in the system.
 

PT: There is an allegation that you don’t carry everyone along, particularly on issues of staff welfare?

SS: As a journalist, if you can please ask the workforce, through independent investigation, the people who ruled before me, who were carrying people along, what did they do? In these three months time of my tenureship, I have paid more T&B (travelling and basic tours allowance) than any other person in the last two years. Records are there for all to see.

PT: It is said that you employed over 125 people and ignored the people employed in 2012, yet there are no offices and tools for them to work with?
SS: That employment was done by the previous regime that I inherited. The former DG, Barrister Yusuf Nuhu is the one who employed people, and that employment, to be fair to him, I don’t want to condemn my predecessors, was a collective decision of management. I have not employed a single person since I came.

The former DG employed, I don’t know the specific figure. That is what I inherited. So, people are just peddling this. These are people who believe they must rule FRCN forever. And Nigeria is a country of six geo-political zones. I am saying this, not as a slight to any tribe, because I know that Nigeria is a partnership of six geo-political zones. Nigeria is not owned by Hausa-Fulani, neither is it owned by Igbo or Yoruba. It is owned by all Nigerians. There six geo-political zones in this country. The Hausa-Fulani has serially ruled FRCN, or ruined FRCN all these years. Thank you very much.
 

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Samson Shua'aibu Is Envious Of Hausa-Fulani

Samson Shu'aibu is envious of the achievements of Hausa-Fulani in this country forgetting that it is Allah that makes us to be majority and excel in all endeavours.

Meanwhile, it is Allah that destined us to be among us the good and the bad people as He destined upon all tribes across the globe.

Finally, we Hausa-Fulani are known for good leadership by example and we had never been found in ruining any sector nor had we been found causing havoc and blaming any tribe of ruining particular sector in this country.

Samson Shu'aibu Must Stop Tribalism

Samson Shu'aibu is envious of the achievements of Hausa-Fulani in this country forgetting that it is Allah that makes us to be majority and excel in all endeavours.

Meanwhile, it is Allah that destined us to be among us the good and the bad people as He destined upon all tribes across the globe.

Finally, we Hausa-Fulani are known for good leadership by example and we had never been found in ruining any sector nor had we been found causing havoc and blaming any tribe of ruining particular sector in this country.

Let Nigeria buy more praying

Let Nigeria buy more praying mate and Rosaries for blackmail of their religious opponents

It is only in Nigeria that

It is only in Nigeria that tribe and religion are criteria or qualification for for appointments. That is why Nigeria is where it is!

But they say he is a hater of

But they say he is a hater of Hausa/Fulani!

Deceit, lias, blackmail, can

Deceit, lias, blackmail, can be in government and opposition. Shaibu must have known this in order to play along with them.

God will expose them all!

God will expose them all!

If the have found corruption

If the have found corruption charges against this man, they would have nailed him before now.

It is where you work that you

It is where you work that you chop! SS does not know that?

Let Samson Shaibu learn to

Let Samson Shaibu learn to put money on the table for contractors, politicians and he will have no problem!

Let Samson Shaibu join the

Let Samson Shaibu join the bang wagon. Let him continue with the settlement of the likes of Eddie, those who pitied him to allow him to be DG or he should forget it!

WHOEVER GOD DOES NOT FINISH,

WHOEVER GOD DOES NOT FINISH, NO MAN CAN FINISH! GO AND TELL THAT IN THE CHURCH!YOU ARE A DEVIL! WHAT HAS YOUR GOODNESS GIVEN TO YOU? NIGERIA IS BAD!

Even if there is an

Even if there is an interview, which i do not believe, this is a set up! Did Shaibu not know that this is a country of set ups!
this is not the Shaibu we know that they are painting black!
if it were under Buhari they would have plant COCAINE and DRUGS in Dr. Shaibu's house and he would have since been executed and Eddie, El-Rufai and Balarabe would have been clapping!
yes, Shaibu can blunt, trunk but he is not a tribalist and religious bigot

DR SHAIBU'S ENEMIES CUT

DR SHAIBU'S ENEMIES CUT ACROSS TRIBE AND REGION! WHY?
CIVIL SERVICE, PUBLIC SERVE IS NOT FOR GOOD MEN!
AND THOSE WHO SPEAK THE TRUTH ALWAYS ARE BOUND TO BE CRUCIFIED. SHAIBU IS BEING CRUCIFIED!
eH? PEOPLE ARE WICKED O!
REMEMBER REFERENCES TO PETITION WRITERS IN FRCN. SUPER IMPOSE THIS ON DR SHAIBU'S PREDICAMENT AND USE YOUR SENSE! A BIG SET UP!

THE LAST HAS NOT BEEN HEARD

THE LAST HAS NOT BEEN HEARD YET, THERE IS MORE TO WHAT WE ARE SEEING!
IT IS HE GANG-UP AGAINST THE GOOD!
THIS SAME PEOPLE WORKS AGAINST DR SHAIBU BEFORE IN NAIRALAND AND SAHARA REPORTERS ABOUT MONEY BEING GIVING TO DR. SHAIBU AND DR SHAIBU ATE ALL! CAN'T YOU SEE THEIR AGENDA?

came today. Eddie Iroh

came today. Eddie Iroh responded quickly, which one is Eddie Iroh own. is he a Hausa/Fulani man now?
there is more to this story jo!
use your tongue to count your teeth. we can see their tricks. and the minister is caught in the web!

care of dog eating dog good

care of dog eating dog
good for Dr. Shaibu. bad for Eddie Iroh!
Dr. Shaibu in order to belong is bearing their name.
wetin concern Igbo man in Hausa/Fulani matter?
no bi Dr. Shaibu and his people the follow follow, good for them! let them stew in their own pot!
yeye man, this na fight between 2 brothers!! they don bite Dr. Shaibu for nose

Nigerians are like the Roman

Nigerians are like the Roman Mob. they can shut crucify him today and hail him tomorrow.
God punish those behind this falsehood against Dr. Shaibu.
why can't Nigerians read between the lines. Dr. Shaibu is to be removed by all means!
the witch cried yesterday. the child died today.
a false interview

Haba, you want us to believe

Haba, you want us to believe that Dr. Shaibu can be so daft that he will tell the whole world that Hausa/Fulani is bad. i believe he has Hausa/Fulani friends, Class Mates and even Bosses that he respects. Why must you rubbish this goodman. Fear God oooooooooooooo

prehistoric blackmail and

prehistoric blackmail and character assassination. God Punish you all

some of there blackmailers

some of there blackmailers are living in the past

if it is true that Dr. Shaibu

if it is true that Dr. Shaibu is anti Hausa Fulani.then How can he degenerate to grant interview in Hausa-Fulani.
Sahara Reporters?

Eddie minds seek for cheap

Eddie minds seek for cheap popularity rooted in ethnicity! look for other reasons to nail Dr. Shaibu

you said, Dr. Shaibu is

you said, Dr. Shaibu is finished. are you God. and how better did you perform during your tenure, it should be the question you should ask your self

bread and butter blackmail

bread and butter blackmail

kith and kin journalism

kith and kin journalism

this is pure journalism of

this is pure journalism of pull him down

you say you are a broadcaster

you say you are a broadcaster run many programmes have you produced ? are you a new reader. how many bulletin of electronic media have you edited, stop deceiving the world!

stop having inflated opinion

stop having inflated opinion about yourself
former DG Eddie

Na bad belle!

Na bad belle!

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