By Seun Aweda
LEGISREPORTS NG – The Niger state House of Assembly has directed the Niger state government under Governor Abubakar Bello to probe the immediate past administration of Babangida Aliyu following alleged discrepancies found in the activities of the administration.
The move was prompted by a motion sponsored by Hon. Mohammed Haruna during plenary on Thursday.
The motion identified 22 activities of the past administration that should be investigated by the Niger state government.
Hon. Mohammed in the motion called for investigations into the operation of the Local Government Joint Account, ward development projects, Bonds and the Minna airport city project.
Other activities listed for investigation include; Minna city centre project, the 5 star hotel, the three arms zone project, sales of government property to public officers and the alleged N2.6 billion shared before the exit of the last administration.
“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 constituencies,” Mohammed said.
Hon. Abdullahi Mamagi while adding his voice to the debate on the motion explained that the Niger Assembly was not trying to witch-hunt the past administration.
“The issue at stake is that the resources of over 4 million people in Niger state had been pilfered, they should refund it,” he added.
The Clerk of the House was directed to communicate the resolution of the House to the state governor for action.
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