Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State, on Wednesday vowed to institute a comprehensive probe of ex-governor Ibrahim Shema’s administration.
Masari told a delegation of elders including five former governors who paid him a courtesy visit in Katsina, that the probe would commence as soon as he constituted the State Executive Council.
He, however, said he would solicit the advice of the senior citizens before taking any action against Shema.
Masari said the prove would focus on what the state generated from the Federal Account and how it was utilised by the previous administration.
He said already, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was investigating the alleged diversion of N7.5 billion of local councils’ funds by the state chapter of Association of Local Governments in Nigeria.
The governor said that the investigation was based on a petition forwarded to the EFCC by the state government.
He denied media reports that the state government had also dragged Shema before the ICPC.
Masari pledged the administration’s determination to rescue critical sectors in the state which he claimed had collapsed during the tenure of Shema.
Earlier, former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir, who led the delegation, advised the governor to concentrate on security and provision of social amenities to people.
Nasir said that the Katsina Senior Citizens Forum would always support the execution of programmes that would touch the lives of the people.
NAN reports that former governors at the event were Alhaji Lawal Kaita, Alhaji Abba Musa Rimi, Alhaji Saidu Barda, Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Daku (rtd) and Col. Abdulmumini Aminu (rtd). (NAN)