Niger PDP blasts Bello over wasteful spending

The Chairman of the Niger state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister Tanko Beji, has raised serious concern over alleged wasteful spending of state funds on unproductive ventures by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.

The chairman, who raised the alarm in a statement issued in Minna, expressed dismay that the APC administration has succeeded in wasting over N7 billion in the past four years.

Also, he describing the list of commissioner nominees released recently as pointer to another four years of waste, adding that there was nothing that gave any indication of a resounding economic team.

“The list, which is coming five good months after Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s second term inauguration, is a list of below average men and women. This also includes mostly persons, Governor Bello himself scored as “failures” in his first term of his administration which ended without the commissioning of any single project yet several billions of Naira were expended.”

“The PDP is most appalled that the same men and women who superintendent over the construction of a N2 billion wasteful fence around the Government House, N3 billion on “maintenance” of the N1.7 billion (built and equipped by Babangida of PDP) brand New Jummai Babangida Aliyu Neonatal Hospital Extension, Minna, wasted N4.7billion for the damaged Minna – Abuja, Tegina- Birnin Gwari Road maintenance, wasteful investment summit that yielded zero investment but cost the state hundreds of millions, are back again”.

He said government finances are in the red, while all resources both from the federation allocation and internally generated revenues have been wasted on a few proxy companies with close links to people in government or those related to people in government for doing nothing.

Further, Beji said that the governor has wasted millions of Naira and useful man hours and time traveling up and down within and without, signing all types of MoU running into hundreds without executing a single project.

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