• News - South West - Ogun
  • Updated: May 03, 2023

N50 Million Donation Births Tension In Ogun NATA

The donation of N50 million to the Ogun State branch of the National Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) by State Governor Dapo Abiodun has generated tension among members.

Members of NATA reportedly went up in arms against one another on Tuesday.

The governor had in March promised to donate the money to NATA in March.

It was learnt that the aggrieved NATA members had threatened to physically attack their leaders if they refused to disburse the money.

One of the aggrieved members, Sobowale Sobanke, had accused the State Chairman, Adeleke Balogun and the Secretary, Segun Osho of allegedly embezzling the money provided for their association by the governor.

During his campaign at the NATA headquarters in Abeokuta, Abiodun said he gave out a sum of N50 million to the association as a loan for its members.

However, Sobowale alleged that the leadership of NATA had embezzled the fund, stating that only a sum of N1 Million was released to be shared among members at the rate of N5,000 each for the entire members at his Mechanic Workshop in Laderin, Abeokuta.

Sobowale appealed to the state government, security operatives and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to help investigate the whereabouts of the money.

He stressed that being transparent about the fund would avert looming bloodletting among members.

He asked that the entire NATA leadership in the state resign from their position for a fresh election, according to the constitution of the association.

Reacting, the Ogun NATA State Chairman denied diverting the money, saying the money has been kept at three different community banks.

Balogun, who spoke on the phone, promised to disclose the identities of the community banks later.

Related Topics

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now
Francis Ezediuno
Francis Ezediuno

Francis Ezediuno is a journalist who is self thought on application of social media in news gatherin...

More From this Author


associated bus company plc Services

Associated Bus Company (ABC) which was founded on the 5th of august 1991 is a le...

caverton offshore support grp plc Services

CAVERTON OFFSHORE SUPPORT GROUP PLC is located in Lagos, Nigeria and is part of ...

juli plc Services

Juli plc was founded in August 2, 1971 and was incorporated on the 14th Septembe...


0 Comment(s)


See this post in...