By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
It has been alleged that Adamawa State under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla Bindow’s leadership has gone bankrupt.
Abdulraham Abubakar (Mubi South), Chairman House Committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriation House of Assembly who made the allegation on Saturday, while addressing pressmen, maintained that Bindow has failed the state.
“For the past three years, the finances of the state are not been accounted for”, he stated.
Abubakar also vowed to take the Commissioner of Finance, Mahmood Sali to the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission ( ICPC) to explain the financial expenditure of the state.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), member who decamped to African Democratic Congress (ADC) alleged that the funds of the state are been misappropriated without recourse to due process.
” As chairman appropriation, the House of Assembly has been looking for the financial expenditure of the Deputy Governor, Secretary to the State Government and the Finance Commissioner, but they said we gave no business digging into their finances”, he fumed.
“The government are busy digging into public funds for their campaigns, we want them to account what they have spend for the past three years” he added.
Answering a question on why it has taken him this long to talk, the member who hail from the same constituency with Bindow said it is no longer business as usual.
” Now is the time for politics, it is the time for change, we need to change a lot of things so that posterity will not judge us”, he stated.
Abubakar urged delegates to vote people with integrity, that will govern in line with democratic principles.
When contacted, Mahmood Sali, the Finance Commissioner said he was attending a function, but promised to call back later.
It would be recalled that the Adamawa House of Assembly had once suspended Abdulrahman Abubakar in November 2015, for violating the house rule No 64, and criticizing the house resolution approving 11 Billion Naira sectoral virement in 2015 budget.
Meanwhile, the House has equally summoned the Finance commissioner in July 2018 to give the financial expenditure of the state.
“He is to give account of the active and dormant state accounts as well as revenue accruing to the state between January and July 2018”
New Nigerian reports that when the commissioner reported to the House, the meeting took place behind close door, nobody knows what transpired.