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Bello begins probe of past administrations in Kogi

By Boluwaji Obahopo, Lokoja

KOGI State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello yesterday commenced the processes of probing past administrations in the state with the inauguration of a judicial commission of inquiry.

The seven-man commission of inquiry is expected to probe all administrations that had governed the state from 2003 to 2007.

Bello said it became necessary to look into the activities of past administrations with a view to recovering the funds allegedly looted.

: Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello waving his supporters shortly after the ruling of the supreme court in his favour in Abuja yesterday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan
: Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello waving his supporters shortly after the ruling of the supreme court in his favour in Abuja yesterday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

He further promised that the exercise would not be a witch-hunt.

His words: “My administration is ready to put Kogi on the path of development. I urge the people to assist the commission in the discharge of its assignment.”

The commission, which is headed by Justice Wada Rano, is expected to identify and collate a comprehensive list of contracts awarded by the previous administrations between the period of May 29, 2003 and January 27, 2016.

It is also to determine whether the contracts awarded by Kogi State government between May 29, 2003, and January 27, 2016, to individuals or corporate organisations were in accordance with due process.


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