Bail-Out Fund: Dogara, Others Move Against Bauchi Governor

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Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bauchi state chapter, have kicked against the state governor, Muhammed Abubakar, for alleged missapriopriation of the bail-out fund allocated for salaries of workers.

Dogara led other key stakeholders of the party in Bauchi on Friday to the national secretariat of the party in Abuja to present their complaints to the National chairman of APC., Chief John Oyegun.

Addressing journalists shortly after the close-door meeting with the leadership of the APC, Senator Ali Wakil, representing Bauchi Central, said the stakeholders of the party in the state are very angry about the manner the governor has been running the government in the state.

He specifically made reference to the governor’s handling of the recently allocated bail-out fund to the state.

Bauchi state has so far received over N8.6 billion as Federal Government’s bail-out meant to assist states with poor finances to pay up arrears of workers’ salaries.

When asked to speak on his mission to the party office, Dogara declined comment but referred journalists to a member of the delegation, Senator Wakil.

Wakil who was flanked during the briefing by Speaker Dogara, and Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the leaders deemed it wise to seek the intervention of the APC leadership in order to arrest the impending doom in the state.

“So there are issues revolving around non payment of salaries, and non utilization of bailout funds, is that part of the reason you are here?” he said.