Katsina: A committee uncovers 32 ‘ghost projects’ under Masari

A Katsina state government project verification committee has uncovered a total 712 projects believed to have been executed and paid by the administration, 32 of them were found not executed, 6 abandoned just as 12 others not documented.

Daily Trust reported that the total 712 projects are valued at about N8.4b and were said to be executed by six MDA’s; Ministry of Education and Health, Science and Technical Board, State Universal Basic Education, Universal Basic Education commission, and the Sustainable Development Goals SDG’s Presenting, the report, the acting chairman of the committee, Umar Rigoji said 581 of the projects have been executed and completed satisfactorily, 52 poorly and partially executed while 26 are ongoing.

He said, each project site was visited and fully assessed before reaching a verdict adding that ‘for those poorly or partially executed, unexecutedand or abandoned government may look at the terms and conditions governing them and seek for legal redress.

In his remarks, governor Aminu Masari commended the committee for the work and assured the consultants and staff at the MDA’s must be made accountable saying that the administration has been receiving complains especially on the social media which prompted the constitution of the independent verification committee.

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