As reactions continue to pour in over the travel ban imposed on some prominent Nigerians by President Muhamamdu Buhari, a list of the 50 persons involved has been released.
Thirteen former governors and seven former ministers – all facing corruption trials – were among the 50 men and women list under Executive Order No. 6 issued by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The watch-list and restriction were put in place pending the conclusion of the cases against those affected.
The former governors barred from leaving the country are: Saminu Turaki (Jigawa), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Rasheed Ladoja (Oyo), Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), Danjuma Goje (Gombe), Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), Muazu Babangida Aliyu (Niger); Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu); Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Gbenga Daniel (Ogun); and Ibrahim Shehu Shema (Katsina). The affected governors belong to both APC and PDP.
Two female former ministers, Nenadi Usman and Jumoke Akinjide also made the list, along with Bashir Yuguda, Bala Mohammed; Abba Moro; Femi Fani-Kayode; and Ahmadu Fintiri.
Others include a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh; ex- Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral A. D. Jibrin; a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar; a former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero; and a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu; Chairman Emeritus of AIT/ Raypower, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi; Waripamowei Dudafa (a former Special Assistant (Domestic) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan); a former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike; a former judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia;
Also on the list are a former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh; Chief Jide Omokore; Ricky Tarfa; and Dele Belgore (SAN).
Most of the affected persons are currently facing trial for alleged corrupt practices in different courts.
Meanwhile, here’s what Nigerians think over Buhari’s executive order…
I just read Buhari’s travel ban list of 50 people that allegedly stole above 50 million. Babachir Lawal’s name is not there although it is confirmed he stole ₦200 million. Maina, the Buhari financier, who stole ₦13 billion is not there. It is a political hit list! #RenosDarts
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) October 14, 2018
Can someone please tell Buhari that one of the men on his EO6 travel ban list was buried last month?
The former Enugu CJ has already travelled to heaven!
First it was dead men appointment, now its banning a dead man from travelling
Whats it with Buhari & dead men? pic.twitter.com/cYU6DHVlPN
— Bródà Ayo🇳🇬 (@sovereignayo) October 14, 2018
A dead man on buhari travel ban list. Ineptitude of this present govt can no longer be condoloned pic.twitter.com/A5331cPH0X
— iamolu (@OlumiBello) October 14, 2018
I don’t know the names that are on Buhari's travel ban list but I know the names that are not on the list:
1: Rotimi Amaechi
2: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
3: David Babachir Lawal
4: Musiliu Obanikoro
5: Abba Kyari
Your President is not fighting corruption, he is fighting opposition
— Oluyemi Fasipe 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) October 14, 2018
How do you issue a travel ban to a dead person? What is Buhari's issue with dead people?
— Fortune 🐼 (@Ehienulo) October 14, 2018
Godswill Akpabio; charged for ₦180b fraud by the EFCC
Abdullahi Adamu; charged for ₦15b fraud by the EFCC
Abubakar Magatakarda Wamako; charged for ₦15b fraud by the EFCC
They were all part of Buhari's entourage to China
Were they marked for travel ban? #TravelBan50
— Nafiu T (@nafeezi) October 13, 2018
No wonder! People refer to buhari's administration as a regime!
How can u just wake up on ur sick bed and select some people's names 2 be on travel ban without court order in a democratic setting?
Laurent Gbagbo is waiting for u.
— Dashingdom (@Dashingdom1) October 14, 2018