Chairman, Technical Committee appointed by the in-coming All Progressives Congress, APC administration and former Bauchi Deputy Governor, Alhaji Garba Muhammad Gadi has stated that the outgoing Peoples Democratic Party, PDP government will leave behind a high rate of poverty and indiscipline in the state.
Garba Gadi was speaking in a Hausa live Radio programme Zamani Riga monitored in Bauchi yesterday where he said the in-coming APC government under Barrister Muhammad Abubakar will inherit abject poverty and indiscipline among people of the state.
He said there is no state in the country that you will see people battling with abject poverty like Bauchi state as a result of high level of corruption within the government circle, saying that there were contractors that executed different projects in the state since 2008 who up till now were yet to be paid.
“I was made to understand that last month the state government received N2.9billion while the 20 local government councils received N2.5billion totaling N5.4billion and yet the state could not pay workers’ salary.
“Nobody could agree that the state could not be able to pay salary due to lack of funds but rather selfish interest. Look at Borno and Yobe states, in spite of the insurgency challenges, they pay salaries regularly and even execute projects beyond Bauchi state,” he said.
The former Deputy Governor stated that personal interest made the outgoing PDP administration to make reckless spending as well as multiple appointments, saying that there was need for the government to reduce cost of governance.
He assured that his committee which comprises of seven intellectuals will look at the report of the transition committee critically with the aim of providing a road map for the incoming administration to implement for the betterment of people of the state.

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