Ex chairmen of Shendam, Pankshin, Riyom and Mikang mismanaged N1bn in 17 months

The committee examining the operations of the 17 LGs during the tenure of Jonah David Jang has submitted the report of their findings.

The chairman of the committee Daniel Fanto while submitting the report of the committee said 4 local government areas in Plateau state misappropriated over N1 billion in 17 months mostly millions on items such as travelling allowance, entertainment, food etc. The committee which was inaugurated on July 16th of this year was to examine the inflow of funds to the local government councils during the tenure of the ousted PDP Chairmen sacked by the Lalong administration in July over corruption and were replaced with transition committees.

The findings revealed that among the 4 local government areas that misappropriated over N1 billion, Shendam local government alone exhausted N195 million on entertainments from January 2014 to December 2014. In Pankshin LG, N40 million was spent in January 2015 alone for entertainment, hiring/fueling of vehicles etc and only of N3 million on projects for that month.
The PDP publicity secretary in Plateau State was not available for comment at the time of this report.

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