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Yuguda squandered N91b as security vote in 8yrs – Bauchi govt



The Bauchi State Government has revealed that the administration of former Governor Isa Yuguda received and spent N91 billion security vote in eight years.

This was disclosed by the state government even as Governor Mohammed Abubakar vowed that the days of lack of accountability and financial recklessness in the management of resources were over in the state.

The government, in a statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communication, Yakubu Mohammed, on Tuesday said more facts had emerged on security related expenditures by the former governor.

According to the statement, between 2007 and 2015, the total sum of N91 billion was released as security vote requirements with the highest spending of over N17 billion in 2013.

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“For 2007, over N1 billion, over N6 billion in 2008, 2009 gulped over N8 billion. N10 billion was spent in 2010 while over N14 billion was released for the year 2011. Other releases of over N11 billion, N16 billion and N4 billion were for 2012, 2014, 2015 respectively,” Mohammed said.

Mohammed added that the figures were released and certified by the state’s Accountant General, Abubakar Gabi.

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