Adamawa: Group Seeks Probe Of N22bn Expenditure By Fintiri’s 86-Day-Old Administration

Fintiri-UmarA group, Adamawa Progressive Movement, has called for a probe into the N22 billion expenditure incurred by Ahmadu Fintiri’s 86 day-old administration.

Mr. Fintiri, speaker of Adamawa House of Assembly, assumed the office of acting governor, following the impeachment of Murtala Nyako in July 2014.

Mr. Fintiri was later removed by a Federal High Court which ruled that the state’s deputy governor, Bala Ngilari, was not properly impeached.

The convener of the group, Sunday Wugira, made the call at a press conference in Yola.

Mr. Wugira said the probe was necessary as some of the projects allegedly executed by the Fintiri administration were sited in no-go-areas, such as Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas, controlled by Boko Haram insurgents.

“There is also contract for the Faculty of Law in Adamawa State University Mubi that needs to be verified”, Mr. Wugira said.

Mr. Wugira said lack of proper accountability has been the bane of development in the state.

He said his group, the APM, had taken it upon itself to henceforth seek probity and accountability from the government of the state.

“Our quest to beam our search light on the administration of Fintiri, followed the serious questions of financial sleaze which his 86 days administration left unanswered”, Mr. Wugira said.

“In the same vein, we shall also beam our searchlight on the activities of the current administration and will make our findings known very soon”.