Secretary to Adamawa State Government, Dr Umar Bindir, has apologised over the alleged hate speech he made against Yola Fulani race.
Addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Yola, Bindir said the reported audio speech now trending in YouTube was doctored by some mischief people to malign him.
Bindir said as a Yola Fulaniman himself there was no way he would go out of his sense to attack his kinsmen as being portrayed in the speech.
He explained that the purported audio speech was made during a courtesy call on him by the state branch of Nigeria Society of Engineers where he spoke on lack of development in Yola over the years due to pettiness of the various tribes citing his tribe, Fulani, as example.
“As a Fulaniman from Yola, I decided to give example with our people.
“I am here to say that if the material posted on YouTube ended up annoying other people, demonising other people and so on, I say I am sorry,” Bindir said.
He noted that as an educated person that has a successful career world wide, he could not come home now and start anything that could create problems and impede development. (NAN)