Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi sate has set up a committee to probe contracts, financial expenditure and appointments carried out by his predecessors between 2007 and 2015.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Abubakar El-Sadique, Press Secretary to the governor, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Bauchi.
It stated that the governor disclosed this at the opening of a two-day sensitization workshop on corruption for public officers organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in conjunction with the state government.
It said that the appointment of the committee followed the resolve by the present administration in the state to instil accountability and discipline as prerequisites for good governance.
According to the statement, the committee is headed by Alhaji Salihu Lukman, with the mandate “to undertake a forensic audit of all contracts, expenditure and appointments made in all the ministries, departments and agencies from May 2007 to May 2015”.
Abubakar, while addressing the participants, said that corruption had eaten deeply into the nation’s socio-economic and political sphere of the country, but assured that he would fight against corruption in public life until sanity was restored.
He said that he had earlier appointed a committee for the recovery of government property illegally carted away by officials of the last administration that runs into millions of Naira.
The governor vowed to fight insecurity that was also retarding development from all facets to ensure that lives and property of the people were protected to pave way for development in the state.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his determination and commitment towards fighting insurgency in the North East sub-region. (NAN)