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Taraba welcomes corrupt officials' sacking

11 July 2013, 09:08

Abuja - Residents of Taraba State applauded the dismissal of senior government officials for theft and corruption.

Earlier this week, State Acting Governor Garba Umar dismissed a number of commissioners that the House of Assembly indicted for embezzling funds meant for victims of last year's floods.

Speaking to CAJ News, socio-political analyst, Lynn Adda, said the majority of people in the state were happy because of the gravity of the offence committed by the dismissed senior government officials.

"The people believe some of the officials had overstayed their welcome in the state cabinet," said Adda.

Former chairman of the state chapter of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Jonah Katabs, also welcomed the move.

"It is better late than never. We will watch the developments closely," he said.

Also speaking on the development, Idris Abubakar, a resident of the state capital Mayogwe, called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to arresting and prosecuting those found guilty of the offences.

It could not be ascertained if further action would be taken against the five commissioners and two special advisers to the State Governor.

Their dismissal follow the embezzlement of funds and relief allocated to victims of the devastating floods that killed scores and destroyed thousands of homes last October.

- CAJ News

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