Saturday, June 13, 2015

Governor Masari freezes all government accounts in Katsina

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has directed the immediate closure of all government accounts in the state including those of elected councils chairmen in all the 34 local government areas of the state, Vanguard
reports.
The decision was informed by an alleged
report of massive looting of public funds particularly at the council levels by some elected officials perceived to be loyal to the immediate past governor, Ibrahim Shehu Shema.
One of the aggrieved council chairmen who pleaded anonymity to the newspaper that the governor’s action of freezing the accounts was done in bad faith, adding that “we were all elected by the people and duly sworn into office. So, I cannot understand the rationale he is using in freeze our accounts. Just as he is in charge of the state, so are we at the local levels.
“He should reverse the directives
immediately because we are elected council officials. “Let him restrict the order to agencies, ministries and parastatals headed by political appointees and leave us alone,” the council boss said.

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