Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has said the level of corruption perpetrated by former governors Isa Yuguda and Mohammed Abubakar compelled him to probe the two administrations.
Mohammed, who spoke during the inauguration of the Assets and Funds Recovery Committee in the State, noted that he has no intention to witch-hunt anyone.
The governor said the 19-man committee will recover all assets and funds allegedly diverted from the state by individuals.
Mohammed said: “ If this State of financial profligacy is allowed to go unchecked, we may wake up one day to have our state reduced to the status of a glorified or amplified Local Government”
“These glaring facts clearly show how the serious business of government in Bauchi State was conducted with reckless abandon, corruption and impunity. No responsible government will bear this situation which is pushing the state further into abject poverty, serious abandonment and decay.”