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Former Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema has challenge Governor Masari’s led administration to tell the public a project worth N2 billion executed by him out of over N400 billion collected through various agencies including banks.
Reacting to the allegations that he (Shema) squandered N26billion in five months and that the state only inherited N4billion from him, the ex-governor denied the allegations saying he left left N14 billion in the account.
According to a statement issued by Mr. Oluwabusola Olawale, Head, Media Team of ex-Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema said the statement credited to Mustapha Inuwa was farther from the truth.
“Although we are not surprise because Mustapha and his master have penchant for peddling lies, and we view the statement as that of a drowning man grasping for breath having realised that being in the saddle of governance for more than three years nothing on ground to justify over N400 billion received by Governor Aminu Bello Masari administration through various sources including loans from banks.
“We challenge Governor Masari administration to tell the public a project worth N2 billion executed by the administration out of over N400 billion collected.
“It is on record that former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema administration executed numerous people oriented projects few of which are ; construction of 3500km of roads across the State, 3000 housing units, 250 bed Orthopaedic and Specialist Hospital, 35000 sitting capacity Olympic size Stadium, new Government House, sponsored over 800 students in foreign scholarship abroad, free education which included payment of WAEC, NECO and NABTEB examination fees for all the students in public schools through out his tenure, regular payment of the state workers salary without owing workers salary up till May 29, 2015, yet Shema left over N14 billion in various accounts of both State and Local Governments without obtaining any loan either local or foreign .
“We have said it before and we are saying it again, we challenged Governor Aminu Bello Masari administration to publish certified bank statement of Katsina State and Local Governments accounts as at May 29, 2015 instead of propagating lies to miss-inform the public.
“Mustapha Inuwa and his cohorts should be ashamed of themselves that almost at the end of their 4 years tenure, they still have nothing to tell Katsina State people except lies and deception which their non performing administration is known for.
“We are demanding that they should explain to the Katsina State people what they did with over N400 billion they have collected in the last three years which was clearly squandered and looted by the APC administration in Katsina State.