Ali Monguno Spoke Truth to Power, Says Tambuwal


Shattima Ali Monguno, who died Friday night in Maiduguri, was a good man and a courageous citizen who risked his life to speak truth both to power and deviant non-state actors like Boko Haram, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said.

“At a time when many in the country were afraid to speak against the murderous Boko Haram terrorist gang, Dr. Monguno stood as a prominent voice in expressing displeasure at how both Boko Haram decimated civilian population in the once peaceful enclave of his beloved Borno. The same voice spoke naked truth to the former regime in how it conducted the war,” Tambuwal said in a statement issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, in Sokoto Saturday.

Describing the nation’s first petroleum minister as a patriotic citizen, Tambuwal said Monguno was also renowned for his philanthropy especially his contributions to the development of female education in Borno state in particular, and the North East region in general.

While commiserating with the people and government of Borno State over his death, Tambuwal prayed to God to give his family the strength to bear the loss