Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has accused some state governors of siphoning funds meant for local governments, leaving rural areas under-developed and in poverty.
Dogara also condemned the continual hijack of funds meant for local government councils, in the name of joint account, calling it “evil”.
The Speaker went further to state his opposition to the existence of care-taker committees in running local government councils, this was even as he reiterated the resolve of the National Assembly to grant […]
According to reports, the Senate Majority Leader, Mohammed Ndume, at the weekend vowed to fight those involved in the diversion and theft of federal government’s grains to victims of Boko Haram insurgency with his last breath.
Ndume, who is a senator representing Borno south, one of the districts severely affected by the insurgency, told journalists after taking possession of grains sent by the federal government since six months ago to alleviate the suffering of victims of Boko Haram in Borno State, […]
The Katsina Police Command on Saturday said it had arrested four persons for allegedly diverting tonnes of rice meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East Zone.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Salisu Agaisa, told newsmen in Katsina that the suspects had claimed to be customs agents.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government had directed the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to distribute rice it seized from smugglers to the various IDPs camps.
The police […]