Federal Security agents last weekend prevented a serving Governor, from boarding a Turkish airline flight for a planned trip to Saudi Arabia .could this be because of the unpaid salaries of kogi people or another political saga ,
It was gathered that when the governor went to the office of the Vice President, to get clearance for his trip to Saudi Arabia, his request was turned down by the Vice President who advised him to go back to his state and settle workers unpaid salaries.
But he turned deaf ears to the vice president’s advice, and headed to the airport where he was prevented from traveling.
According to an airport source, Federal security men stationed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja seized Bello’s traveling documents and told him they would not allow him to travel abroad unless they received clearance from the presidency.
The action of the federal security agencies however, appears to be a direct instruction from the presidency.
The source said the governor had arrived the Abuja airport for the 11:10 a.m. Turkish Airlines flight to Turkey where he would have left to Saudi Arabia.
But after Bello had been checked by the airline and was about to complete Federal immigration officers checking , his documents were confiscated by the Security officer at the immigration cubicle where he was told that he could not travel. His personal security officer were order to leave the airport immediately to avoid embarrassment
“The security men were shown relevant traveling documents, by the governor, but the officers said they have no choice in the documents and that it was an order from above that they should not allow him to travel out of the country till he gets clearance from the relevant authorities .”
The improvement brought about perplexity at the airplane terminal and postponed the Turkish Airline flight.
Bello’s baggage was however later emptied to permit the flight continue on its adventure without him.
Review that the Organized work on Monday began a strike to force the Kogi State Government to pay extraordinary pay rates owed to specialists in the State as the representative debilitated to conjure the “no work, no compensation” guideline.
Work guided all specialists to stay at home after the close of a 21-day final offer issued to the State government to pay all exceptional compensations and remittances.