Barely few days after Katsina State House of Assembly gave Governor Bello Masari the nod to access fresh N14.6billion loan from Federal government, the National Conscience Party (NCP) has challenged him to account for all monies received since assumption of office to date.
Speaking to newsmen, the Katsina State Chairman of NCP, Abdulmumini Shehu Sani, challenged Governor Masari to come clean with details of all the money he has received so far.
The NCP chairman alleged that Masari has not been sincere with the people of the state on the true position of the state’s economy.
Sani alleged that he had written officially demanding for detailed information about financial transactions using the freedom of information act but government officials allegedly failed to honour his request.
He said the ultimatum given to the state government to respond to his request for information has expired stressing that “anytime from now, we shall go to court to see that the amount is made public”.
“Governor Masari should make public, all the money accruable to Katsina State since he was sworn in May, last year. The governor cannot say Katsina is not buoyant. His regime inherited large amount of money from the immediate past regime. Also, the state has been receiving its shares from the Federation Account; from the LNG; from VAT and through Internally Generated Revenue. So, what has been happening to all the money” he queried.
Our correspondent reports that the Katsina state recently sought and received the state assembly’s approval to seek for another loan of N14 billion loan from the federal government.
(culled from Leadership)