About N24 billion has been recovered from 423 different bank accounts in Kaduna State, following the state government’s decision to adopt a single account.
Deputy Governor Bala Barnabas Bantex, who disclosed this during a town hall meeting in Southern Kaduna at the weekend, said the 423 accounts were operated by the previous administration.
According to him, the adoption of a single account by the state government brought about the recovery of the funds.
Bantex, who spoke on government’s lofty plans for the state, said the All Progressives Congress-led government in the state will revive taxi scheme services in the urban centres.
Towards this end, he said 200 branded air condition cars would be distributed to youths across the state.
“Interested owners are expected to deposit 10 per cent of the car price and 120 of our youths have been shortlisted for training as drivers with the view of empowering them”, he said.
Explaining government activities, the deputy governor added, “We have appointed interim committee chairmen for the 23 local government councils in our state as we pledged during our campaign. The state government has announced that it will not touch a kobo of local government funds”.
Bantex further said Kaduna State government under Gov. Nasir el-Rufai, would demonstrate its powers to protect the integrity of public institutions’ lands in schools and hospitals, which were encroached.
He said the impunity that led to some personalities to conclude that hospitals and schools land were for private use, is being corrected.
On other activities of the government, Bantex said government had commenced the recruitment of teachers in core subjects such as Mathematics, English, Sciences and Information Technology.
“The state government will soon embark on comprehensive schools repairs; furniture, water and toilet will be provided across the state”, Bantex added.
The member representing Kachia/Kagarko Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Jagaba Adams Jagaba, said the change Nigerians yearned for was coming through positively, and that APC is laying a solid foundation for the growth of the present and younger generations to come.