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Massive Looting ongoing on in Plateau State – PDP

by on September 1, 2016
 
Chairman of the opposi­tion Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State, Chief Damishi Sango, has accused the state govern­ment of “massive diversion of public funds”.
Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, in Jos, Sango claimed the state had received more than N97 billion as revenue from the federal allocations in the last one year.
According to him, “But that huge sum was conspicuously diverted into private pockets. Instead of executing useful projects, government has opted for frivolous projects aimed at empowering families of those in government, their friends and few individuals.
”We make bold to say that the state government received over N97 billion as revenue in the past one year, yet these sums are not utilized toward alleviat­ing the suffering of the people.
”For over a year now, people of the state have been languish­ing in pains while government wallows in corrupt tendencies, segregation, and chains of trib­al and political discrimination.
”In the last one year of his tenure, Gov. Lalong has col­lected bank loans to the tune of N18 billion without anything tangible to show for it,” Sango alleged.
The PDP state chairman also alleged that a N1.4 billion was used to purchase luxury cars for some government officials, while another N1.4 billion went into purchasing and installa­tion of GPRS tracking devices for the vehicles for a period of one year.
“I wonder why government will waste this huge amount of money on things that matter less, especially at a time pen­sioners and civil servants are still being owned salaries and pensions,” he said.
Sango alleged that most for­eign trips embarked upon by the governor were fruitless, claiming that nothing mean­ingful had come out of them even when each of them usu­ally cost an average of N300 million.
The Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Pub­licity, Mark Logyen, however dismissed Sango’s claims as “mere ranting of the leader of a drowning political party”.
His words: “Reacting to the allegations will be like over-flogging a dead horse because Plateau people are already cel­ebrating the achievements of the Lalong administration.
“The PDP administration left a lot of mess and we have already set up a Judicial Com­misison to unearth that; so Damishi has nothing to tell us now,” he said.
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