Lawmakers indict Nasarawa SSG over N400m project fund

Posted by News Express | 25 March 2020 | 484 times

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•Nasarawa State House of Assembly

Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday in¬dicted former Commission¬er of Education Science and Technology, Aliyu Ahmed Tijani, now Secretary to the State Government (SSG) over alleged unaccounted N400m meant for a project under his watch.

The lawmakers, who indicted the SSG when he appeared before an ad-hoc committee, said he accept¬ed to take full responsibil¬ity of the outcome of the investigation of the N1bil¬lion abandoned secondary schools projects awarded in 2018 in the state.

Speaking before the committee, the SSG said the money spent for the renovation of the projects was commensurate with the work done.

According to the SSG, “I will take full responsibil¬ity of the outcome of the investigation as the money expended in the execution of the projects was in com¬mensuration of the work done.”

Earlier, Hon Daniel Ogazi, chairman of the Ad hoc Committee, said the committee had been man¬dated by the House to get to the root of the matter on the utilisation of the N1billion school projects across the state to serve as deterrent to others.

According to him, the SSG had agreed and accept¬ed before this committee that he was ready to take full responsibility of the outcome of the committee report.

Ogazi further revealed that the committee had, during its first sitting on March 23, gathered neces¬sary information and doc¬uments from the ministry and would study them to come out with effective, truth and comprehensive report on the matter. (Daily Independent)




Source: News Express

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