Sokoto Gov-elect sets up panel to probe loans secured by Tambuwal’s govt

SOKOTO State Governor-elect, Ahmed Aliyu, has formed a committee to investigate the administration of the outgoing governor, Aminu Tambuwal.

The committee was inaugurated by Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Transition Committee, Abubakar Sani, on Wednesday, May 3.

Named the ‘Finance and Debt Verification Committee’, the committee will probe loans secured by Tambuwal’s government since its inception.

The 20 member-committee will be chaired by the deputy governor-elect, Mohammed Idris Gobir.

It is tasked with identifying all loans secured by Tambuwal’s government and ascertaining whether they were used for the purpose they were intended for.

It will also provide detailed information on all loans collected and their purpose and volume.

This comes after some current serving members of the state assembly alleged that the outgoing government secured N86 billion loans for the state.



    Ahead of the inauguration of new administrations at the federal and state levels on May 29, some incoming governors have been making moves to influence current developments in their states.

    Last month, Kano State governor-elect, Abba Yusuf, issued a public advisory to all subsisting and prospective lenders to the current Kano State Government.

    Yusuf warned that from March 18 to May 29, no lender, domestic or international, should grant any loan facility to the incumbent Kano State Government without the consent of the incoming administration.

    He threatened that any such loan facility approved and issued to the Kano State Government between the date of election and the date of swearing-in without the explicit knowledge and consent of the incoming administration will not be honoured by him.

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