I didn’t set up my businesses with looted funds – Atiku | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has denied setting up his businesses with looted money.

Atiku also denied that contrary to rumours making the rounds, he does not own generator manufacturing company, Mikano International Limited.

He revealed this while engaging with some Twitter users on Thursday.

One user @izz_korede had said: “After I heard that Atiku is the owner of Mikano, it dawned on me that if he becomes president the whole Nigeria would be in pitch darkness.”

Atiku replied: “Young friend, this is not true, but you tweet it all the same. I own bigger companies and they’re known publicly, why would I deny this one?”

When another user @adewoleade ‎tweeted: “The companies u own were set up by looted funds. From 1999-2007,” Atiku responded with the names of the companies he owns and when they were founded.

“1. NICOTES (now Intels) founded in 1989. 2. Prodeco, 1996 2. My farm, 1982. 3. ABTI schools, 1992,” he wrote.

Still on the thread, another user @ola2allwrote: “Above listed companies was not viable until u bcome VP. Only gullible w fall for ur tricks and sweet talk.”

Atiku then said: “Intels was already Nigeria’s biggest indigenous oil & gas logistics firm before 1994. This is why military government tried to seize it.”


Atiku has been rumoured to be preparing to run in the 2019 presidential race. He, however, has not made his intentions public.

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  3. ATIKU is more honest than people who tell us that they have no money and if they win all unemployed person will be paid 5000 naira every month, the only bad thing or his sin is he joint the party that came to power with lies, he was elected governor b4 he accept obj invitation ,he is reach b4 he joint politics ,he can be trusted if he distance himself from APC & PDP WE NIGERIANS vote pdp into power they faild us, we vote them out and vote APC but the result is worse , we don't want recycling politicians again , and political office holders should never have immunity any more ,the executive should never have power above the law

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