Adamawa LGs paid Nyako’s ADC N48m monthly as ‘security votes’ – Permanent Secretary

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Aug 21st, 2014
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The Adamawa State Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Kennedy Dauda, Wednesday disclosed that the aide-de-camp (ADC) to impeached governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, received N48 million monthly from local councils in the state.

The said money, according to him, was ‘security vote’ which the governor allegedly used to support the Adamawa police command.

Dauda, who said the money was was never accounted for, made the claims while appearing before a seven-person panel constituted by the state acting Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, to probe the Nyako’s administration.

“The 21 local government councils in the state had been contributing N48 million monthly as assistance to the police and the amount was being collected by the ADC to former Governor, Murtala Nyako for security”, he said.

The official also disclosed to the panel sitting at High Court II in Yola, that the local governments also made a monthly contribution of N10. 5 million for the operations of the three state-owned media organizations.

The funds, he said, did not reach the supposed beneficiaries.

Dauda also recalled that his ministry paid N167 million in 2012 to a company that was awarded a contract for the provision of CCTV camera; the project, he said, was not executed.

When the panel raised some questions concerning the contracts awarded including a contract for 210 housing units in a local government and the purchase of 110 Hilux vans, the permanent secretary said he had not assumed office at the time the contracts were awarded.

Speaking, chairman of the panel, Umar Bobbo, said relevant individuals and organizations will verify the claims by the permanent secretary.

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