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Umar left Taraba in the red - Acting governor

03 December 2014, 21:28

Taraba - Taraba State Acting Governor, Sanni Danladi, has accused his sacked predecessor, Alhaji Garba Umar, of indebting the state to the tune of N14 billion.

He said this had left the administration unable to pay salaries to civil servants.

Danladi disclosed this in Jalingo when leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) visited him at the Government House.

He said the debt had as well paralyzed government activities as contractors had move en-massed from the state.

He said the debt was as a result of series of overdrafts and loans that was collected by the former governor.

Also read: Supreme Court sacks Taraba acting governor

Danaldi pleaded with the NLC and the civil servants to exercise more patience as relevant measures were being harnessed to address the situation.

He assured the NLC that government was bringing the situation under control within the shortest possible time.

The Supreme Court ordered the removal of Umar from office last month.

State Chairman of the NLC, Mark Magaji, was elated with the Supreme Court ruling.

“God almighty has heed the prayers of the peoples, who have being praying for the sack of Garba Umar,” he said.

He stressed that some civil servants had not been paid since September.

- CAJ News

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