Lalong Warns Looters to Return Stolen Plateau Funds within 2 Weeks

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Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has warned looters who stole Plateau’s funds to return such loot within the next two weeks or face the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Lalong said this after receiving the transition committee’s report.

Lalong said “I am appealing to them in their own interests to return such loot within the next two weeks. If EFCC begins to run after such people, they should not come to me for intervention. All those who went away with government vehicles should also return them.”

Chairman of the committee, who is also the state deputy governor, Professor Sonny Tyoden while presenting the report said the administration inherited a total sum of N222.3 billion debt.

He said “Even in the area of infrastructural development and road construction in particular, where some appreciable impact could be said to have been achieved, one cannot but be struck by the lopsidedness and selective distribution of such facilities and services, as 80 per cent of such projects were located in a particular section of one senatorial district.

“Another cause for concern here also is the penchant for the then government to bite more than it could chew. So many projects were embarked upon at the same time without a clear picture of the source to finance them, resulting in the large number of uncompleted projects that currently litter the city of Jos and its environs and a corresponding accumulation of unpaid certificates and bills on the table of the Accountant General.”

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