- The Bauchi state government has made moves to recover its properties and funds from past political office holders
- Governor Bala Mohammad has appointed a committee which has 17 members to carry out the task
- Governor Mohammad gave the team three months from the date of inauguration to submit its report
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammad, has approved the constitution of a committee to recover government properties and funds in the state.
The governor’s spokesperson, Dr Ladan Salihu, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, July 9.
Governor Mohammad appointed Senator Isa Misau as the chairman of the committee which has 16 others as members.
Other prominent members are Alhaji Umar Ningi, CP Hamisu Makama (rtd), Alhaji Musa Gora, Alhaji Kamel Isah and Hon. Maryam Bagel.
Professor Sylvester Shigyl (SAN) is the secretary of the group, while Barrister Mukthar Usman is the assistant.
He asked the team to recover funds found to have been overcharged and paid to companies handling contracts awarded by the state government, through all legally acceptable means.
The committee was also asked to consider and review all land allocations carried out by the previous administrations from May 2007 to May 2019, ‘‘without following the due process.”
Governor Mohammad gave the team three months from the date of inauguration to submit its report.
Meanwhile, the Association of Local Government of Nigeria,( ALGON) Oyo state chapter, has condemned the dissolution of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) by the state government.
ALGON in a statement sent to journalists on Sunday, July 7 and signed by its chairman, Prince Abass Aleshinloye, said the dissolution was illegal, unconstitutional and arbitrary, stressing that the commission has a statutory five-year tenure which ends in 2021.
According to Aleshinloye, the action of Governor Seyi Makinde “is yet another faulty and illegal step in the series of lawlessness and executive rascality the government of Oyo state is now known for.”
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