Gombe Governor Accuses Former Governor Dakwambo Of Spending Recklessly


Ibrahim Dakwambo, Inuwa Yahaya

The administration of Ex-Governor,  Ibrahim Dakwambo, has been described as financially reckless, wasteful and lacks accountability.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya made the allegation whereas saying the invention of 2557 accounts linked to the state authorities.

He spoke on the opening of a one-day workshop on Treasury Single Account (TSA) on Money Administration Technique for Chief Accounting and Paying Officers and Heads of MDAs/Greater establishments within the state.

The governor mentioned the invention confirmed the enormity of the monetary indiscipline and opacity bequeathed to his administration.

He mentioned: “The train has little doubt recorded great successes. A complete of two,292 accounts linked to the state authorities have been captured by the NIBSS and extra 265 hidden accounts have been found. The sum of N1.48 billion was found from 860 accounts that have been hitherto dormant or undisclosed. The 586 dormant accounts have been closed after producing their annual account statements for correct reconciliation and documentation. This exhibits the enormity of the monetary indiscipline and opacity inherited by our administration.”

Based on the governor, with the current state of affairs, the state has no possibility however to both reform or go below.

“It’s both we reform or we perish; Gombe state will get about N3.5 billion as statutory allocation. We’re hovering between N200 million and N400 million Internally Generated Income (IGR). The water board alone on the typical is taking about N400 million month-to-month. N1.35 billion goes to the civil service, who’re solely about 67, 000 within the state out of the inhabitants of merely 3.5 million individuals”.

He mentioned the workshop is geared toward equipping the accounting and paying officers and chief executives of tertiary establishments with the related abilities and methods so as to meet the calls for of the brand new TSA regime including that the state authorities TSA coverage is geared in direction of the promotion of sound monetary self-discipline and entrenching a tradition of accountability and transparency in governance.

Yahaya mentioned: “It’s worthy of word that on our coming to workplace on Might 2019, we met the State funds in a fragile state of affairs, characterised by excessive debt burden, wastefulness and lack of accountability”.

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