There was a mild confusion in Kano state as the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello was recently stranded following the expiration of his visa.
According to SaharaReporters, Bello was prevented from travelling to Saudi Arabia for a lesser hajj at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport at the expense of his expired visa.
The governor had boarded the Saudi Arabia bound aircraft on Wednesday evening, June 29 and sat on his reserved seat while his aides were busy processing his travel documents only to discover that his visa was out-of-date.
Shortly after the discovery of the expired visa on his passport, Bello, who was apparently in disconsolate had no alternative but to disembark from the aircraft, and then proceeded to the Kano state government house, where he spent the night.
He then took off to Abuja from Kano on Thursday, ostensibly to validate the visa before his trip.
Meanwhile, another report had it that security agents prevented Bello from boarding a Turkish airline flight for a planned trip to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.
According to Kogi Reports, when Bello went to the office of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo 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.
The source said, he, however, 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, 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.