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Taraba State probes SURE-P funds misuse

29 December 2014, 09:23Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Taraba State Acting Governor, Alhaji Sanni Abubakar Danladi, has constituted a committee to investigate the disbursement of the Subsidy Re-investment Programme (SURE-P) funds.

Alhaji Abdulrazaq Umar heads the five-man committee to probe the manner in which the funds, meant for development projects in the state, were disbursed, amid reports of irregularities. 

Danladi also inaugurated a committee to recover state government vehicles reported said to have been carted away by the sacked administration of Alhaji Garba Umar.

Briefing journalists in Jalingo, the state capital, on the rationale behind the constitutions of the committees, the Acting Governor, through the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Matters, Sylvanus Giwa, said the exercise was not aimed at “witch hunting anybody but to put the records straight."

This news agency gathered that out of over N1,2 billion SURE-P funds that were received by the Umar-led administration, only N10 million was left in the state government account by the sacked administration.

The Acting Governor reiterated his determination not to use the committee to tarnish the image of any persons but to ensure that relevant records are put straight. 

He stressed the need for those in possession of government vehicles that are not supposed to be in their custody to as a matter of urgency returned them to the state government. 

- CAJ News

- CAJ News

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