Niger - Former Governor Babangida Aliyu has been asked to refund N2.9bn by the Niger State Government, Punch reports.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Dr. Ibrahim Dooba, indicated that the money was taken as loan on the eve of Aliyu’s departure.
It stated that although the new administration of Governor Abubakar Bello was not on a witch-hunt, “the misappropriated money belongs to the people and should be returned."
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The statement added that the present administration had prioritised the needs of the people, stressing that such looted but recovered funds would be expended on projects.
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- News 24