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Gov Bello vows to probe failed contracts



Kogi, Yahaya Bello, APC, APC Leaders, PDP, Anti-party Activities
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has resolved to probe contractors in the state who failed to carry out or complete the execution of their contract agreement.
The governor made this resolution after the state’s executive council meeting on Wednesday August 10.
The outcome of the meeting was made available to the media in a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kinsley Fanwo.
At the meeting, the council resolve to among others, set up a judicial panel of inquiry to probe allegations of failed contracts in the state. Contracts by CGC Construction Company and many others from 2003 to 2016 are to be probed.
According to Fanwo, the decision was aimed at ensuring that the state is not defrauded through contracts that are capable of damaging the economic future of the state.
He stated that the council also approved the School Farm Scheme Initiative (SFSI), to boost food production and impress the importance of agriculture on pupils and students. The programme is targeted to boost the financial viability of schools across the state.
“Council made a bold decision to harmonize taxes, levies, rates, fees and charges collectible by ministries, departments and agencies to help boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state, curb multiple taxation and enthrone transparency and accountability.

“The governor said his government will be decisive in tackling corruption and waste, urging all council members to drive the new direction agenda,” Fanwo said.
While the council adjourned till Wednesday August 17, it resolved to ensure strict compliance to the 2016 Budget, saying that no extra-budgetary expenditure will be acceptable.

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