The payment of N13.9 million and car gift has been approved by the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum to a 65-year old medical doctor from Ogun State, who lived within the General Hospital in Monguno and continued to offer healthcare services to patients even when the town was faced with the most severe threats posed by Boko Haram in recent years.
He graduated from the University of Maiduguri and joined the Borno State Civil Service where he served for 22 years before he retired in 2016 at Monguno General Hospital. According to the governor’s statement, he said;
“These (people like Dr Akinbode) are the kinds of people that need to be encouraged, he lives in Monguno despite all the security problems. My predecessor had during his visit to Monguno, directed that he should be engaged on contract basis, unfortunately, due to some bureaucratic procedures his re-engagement has not been formalized. In fulfillment of the promise of my boss, I decided to reengage him on contract basis retrospectively. We are paying all his entitlements salary in arrears, I am giving him a cheque of N13.9m. I have also approved his re-engagement from 2016 being the date of his retirement” Zulum said.