Niger Assembly Directs Governor To Probe Aliyu

Niger Assembly Directs Governor To Probe Aliyu

Niger state House of Assembly has directed the state governor, Sani Bello to probe how his predecessor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu managed the state's resource when he held sway as governor for eight years.

The lawmakers move is believed to be in reaction to the statement allegedly credited to Aliyu telling them to face their lawmaking business and leave the decision to probe his administration to the state governor.

The assembly reached this resolution on Thursday, August 14, which is aimed to probe allegation of misappropriation of fund during the eight years of Peoples Democratic Party administration, Daily Independent reports.

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Moving the motion for the probe, Mohammaed Haruna, representing Bida II constittuency listed among 25 activities of the past administration that needed to be investigated.

These activities that Haruna is pushing for investigation are; operation of local government joint account, the sale of government property to commissioners, members of state house of assembly and other politicians, ward development projects, bonds, the three arms zone project, Minna airport city project, the sale of government property to commissioners, Minna city center projects and the alleged N2.6 billion shared among public officers on the eve of the end of the immediate past administration.

Others included IBB University, Lapai, former college of education which was turned into university of education, SUBEB, SURE-P projects, MDG Projects, the pension board, Minna building material market, five star hotel, the rental paid by government for the former governor’s house among others.

READ ALSO: State’s Finances Under Aliyu Were Not Transparent – APC

He added that the present administration met an empty treasury due to the financial recklessness of Aliyu which have prevented development of the state.

Haruna said that teachers and local government workers' salaries for over four months were not paid, adding that the people of the state are expecting the assembly to intervene in the issue.

He said: “If there are relevant provisions of our laws that empower us to check and correct the defects and not allow business as usual then our refusal to exercise such powers may be tantamount to compromising our cardinal responsibilities as representatives of our various constituencies.

Source: Legit.ng

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