- Some hidden accounts have been uncovered in Gombe state
- According to the state governor, the sum of N1.48b, 265 from hidden accounts
- He said 586 undisclosed accounts were responsible for the money
In what will come as a surprise to many Nigerians, a state in the country has declared that a whopping sum of N1.48 billion was discovered from 586 undisclosed accounts.
Going further, Gombe state said 265 hidden accounts linked to the previous administration were also uncovered, Vanguard reports.
This was disclosed by the state governor, Inuwa Yahaya on Thursday, November 12, while declaring open a one-day workshop on Treasury Single Account (TSA) tagged: “Cash Management Strategy".
“This shows the enormity of the financial indiscipline and capacity inherited by his administration. “You can imagine 2, 292 accounts being operated in one government and you expect proper accountability and records, we must do something to safeguard ourselves.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari’s several initiatives were targeted at creating jobs for the youths and alleviating poverty among women and vulnerable groups.
It also noted that the president's alleviation programmes remain the best in the history of the country.
PM News reports that the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this in Kaduna at a meeting of the Northern Governors Forum with traditional rulers on the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest.
In another news, a former governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam and his ex-commissioner of finance in the state, Omadachi Okolobia, were on Monday, November 2, arraigned before the Federal High Court, Abuja by the EFCC.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ex-governor and his commissioner were re-arraigned on an 11-count charge bordering on money laundering.
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Suswam, who currently represents Benue North-East senatorial district, is the first defendant while Okolobia is the second defendant in the suit.
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