- Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara state accuses his predecessor, Abdufatah Ahmed, of selling about 110 government properties
- The Kwara state governor says his deputy now lives in a rented apartment due to the conduct of his predecessor
- Abdulrasaq accuses his predecessor of mismanaging the resources of the state
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara state has accused his predecessor, Abdufatah Ahmed, of selling about 110 government properties including the deputy governor’s residence.
The governor made the statement on Monday, January 14, shortly after holding a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock, The Cable reports.
Governor Abdulrasaq said his deputy now lives in a rented apartment due to the conduct of Abdulfatah Ahmed, his predecessor.
“What we met was that they have sold virtually about 110 government properties including the deputy governor’s residence, our deputy governor is staying in rented accommodation, they just shared everything,” he said.
Abdulrasaq alleged that his predecessor mismanaged the resources of the state to the extent he was owing to teachers about N750 million.
The governor said the state’s civil service has been clearing a backlog of debts because his predecessor stopped paying full salary since 2013.
Meanwhile, Abdulfatah Ahmed, former governor of Kwara state has denied an allegation made against his administration by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak that his administration sold 110 government properties to friends and cronies while in power.
Ahmed in a statement issued by his media aide, Muyideen Akorede disputed the figures cited by the Kwara governor.
He consequently absolved his administration of any wrongdoing regarding the sale of government properties.
The former governor also insisted that his administration followed due process in selling some government quarters to civil servants, and members of the 7th Kwara State House of Assembly.
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