Bauchi Gov Wants EFCC, ICPC to Probe N4.5billion Siphoned by Previous Govt
Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has called on Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies to arrest and prosecute All Progressives Congress (APC) politicians in the state who he claimed siphoned the sum of N4.5billion meant for the construction of the Soro-Miya road project.
The governor made the call on Thursday in Bauchi when he hosted Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, who was in the state to flag off the 24-km Itas – Gadau road project.
According to him, his administration has already sent petitions to the relevant authorities on the alleged misuse of public fund by the previous administration in the state.
“We are calling on the EFCC and ICPC to make sure that they investigate what we have sent to them on the Soro – Miya road because over N4.5billion has been collected without result. The fight against corruption has its way and there are people that are sacred cows but certainly Allah is all-seeing,” the governor said.
He added that the federal government should show example by arresting and prosecuting corrupt politicians within its fold.
“The ruling party must prove critics wrong that there are no sacred cows in the fight against corruption by arresting and prosecuting all corrupt politicians within the party,” he added.
He said “The Miya road has been encumbered by corruption because some people who are calling themselves leaders have collected money and pocketed it.
“We have left the police and security agencies, especially at this time that they say they are fighting corruption, to see whether they can fight that scourge.
“Those who perpetrated it are members of the APC and are even occupying elected and appointed offices.”
The governor explained that the road flagged off by Governor Makinde covered 24.5 kilometers, adding that all due process and procurement procedures were strictly adhered to.
According to the governor, the other road in Ningi covers 12.2 kilometers from Aringa to Bamar and an additional 2.5 kilometers within Nasaru town in the same local government area given to two construction firms.
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