The political drama playing out in Adamawa State took a different dimension yesterday as the acting governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri vowed to punish the impeached governor of the state, Murtala Nyako, who allegedly squandered the states resources to the tune of about N82billion.
Fintiri, who made the remark during a PDP stakeholders meeting which took place at government house, Yola, said Nyako’s punishment will serve as a deterrent to any leader with an insatiable appetite to steal public funds.
The acting governor said he will inaugurate the panel of inquiry, which will look into the financial misdeeds of the former governor on Monday, to unravel the circumstances under which the Nyako administration plunged the state into abysmal decay.
Fintiri noted that the main reason for instituting the panel is for the government and the people of Adamawa to be able to recover the stolen resources of the state, so that they can be put to better use.
“We are going to ensure that all Adamawa funds in private accounts are retrieved back into the state coffers. We shall also ensure that all properties acquired with Adamawa resources are also retrieved, so that their values can be channelled into Adamawa State resources”, he said.
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.
The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.
Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”
The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.
Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
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