Benue Governor queries predecessor over N600 million debt

Posted by News Express | 10 August 2015 | 2,886 times

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The Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, may be asking his predecessor, Gabriel Suswam, to explain the 600 million naira allegedly over paid contractors for biometrics for local government officials.

The state government observed that the said amount was withdrawn from government coffers and was later recovered as payment for biometrics.

The Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Targema Takema, told newsmen in Makurdi that the former administration allegedly mismanaged the funds which were meant for 23 Local Government Areas.

He said that as a former member of the transition committee he was privy to the fact that the former administration left huge debt for the current government to settle.

He said that the new government of Governor Samuel Ortom is now battling for survival. (Channels TV)

Photo shows Gov. Ortom.

Source: News Express

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