Kogi Governor To Probe His Predecessors

Kogi, Yahaya Bello, Ghost Workers, Corruption
Governor Bello says it is important to know how previous governments spent public funds

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has inaugurated a commission of inquiry to investigate the use of public funds from May 29th 2013 to January 27th 2016.

While inaugurating the members of the commission at the Government House in Lokoja, Governor Bello says he will also surrender himself to be probed by his successor after leaving office.

He charged the commission to avoid any means of victimization but should rather check how public funds were used within the stated period.

In his remark, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state,  Mohammed Ibrahim explained the relevant sections of the law that empowers the state governor to set up the probe panel.

The seven-man judicial panel of commission is headed by Justice Wada Umar Rano as its chairman.

While inaugurating the commission, Governor Bello said it has become necessary to look into the activities of the past administrations with a view of recovering stolen funds belonging to the state.

He mandated the commission to recommend measures that would prevent stealing of public funds while added that his administration is ready to put Kogi State on the path of development, urging the people to assist the commission in the discharge of its assignment.

Some experts however urge the commission to be honest and fair so as to avoid a witch-hunt.

Nasarawa Police Must Investigate Shooting Of Workers, NLC Insists

NLC 3The shooting of protesting workers in in front of the Government House Nasarawa State on Friday has sparked outrage from the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba.

Mr Wabba has called on the Nasarawa Police command to fish out the policeman allegedly responsible for the incident.

The shots were fired as the workers were waiting for the outcome of a meeting between the NLC boss and Governor Tanko Al Makura over the implementation of a new salary template which prompted them to embark on an indefinite strike.

One of the workers was killed while at least three others, two of them from the state Judicial Service Commission and a journalist, were injured in the incident.

A policeman was said to have been injured in the process as well.

The state police spokesman, ASP Umar Numan told Channels Television that the incident occurred as some of the workers threw stones at the General Manager of Nasarawa Broadcasting Service, Mr Yusuf Musa, while making his way to the Government House to attend the meeting.

He said that the Police were not sure if the shootings were from the Police or the workers.

The Police said that they were working to establish the circumstances that led to the shooting.