By Henry Umoru
ABUJAâ€” CHAIRMAN, Board of Trustees, BoT of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Hon Umar Kashim IbrahimÂ has alleged that with the exit of the immediate Executive, the Associationâ€™s debt profile stands over N40 million, just as he accused them of expending about N400million being dues collected from members on the purchase of executive Sport Utility Vehicles, SUVs, for themselves.
â€œThe association can no longer pay staff salaries, the accounts are there. There is nothing in the accounts anymoreâ€, he said.
According to him, the BoT has also petitioned the Inspector General of Police over what it described as threat to public disorder and damage done to the Secretariat following the breakage of the doors to gain entrance into the premises, even as he wondered what those who broke into the secretariat were looking for, saying the BoT had to cry out because of the circumstance the association had found itself.
The BoT chairman said the petition to the Inspector General Police was part of moves to exercise its powers by securing it, but even with the action taken, it was broken into by agents of the former leaders.
Addressing newsmen weekend, Ibrahim who also alleged that the last Executive met N9 million in the coffers of ALGONâ€™s account, stressed that the tenure of the said executive had expired, have withheld the vehicles and other property belonging to the association.
According to him, the BoT stepped into the day-to-day administration of the association in line with the provisions of the act establishing the body against the backdrop that the tenure had expired.