Youth Urges FCT Minister, to probe JIBA over IGR

YOUTH group in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) under the aegis of FCT, Young Advocates for Change, (FYAC) have called on  the  FCT,  Minister, Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC) and other  relevant agencies to probe the administration of the last Chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council, (AMAC) especially with regards to the collection of Internally Generated Revenues(IGR) alleging that the erstwhile Chairman used to resources to enrich himself at the detriment of the empoverished people. This is contained in a statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the group Gbegbe Ibrahim and Patience Edoja, respectively In line with the anticorruption campaign of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The group said that they were miffed by the level of hunger and poverty in the rural areas of AMAC, to embark on a research which has revealed the level of rot in the system especially during the tenure of Micah Jiba, adding that the fact that workers were owed months of unpaid salaries has complicated the economic conditions of the people. The Group also said we have documents of none remittances of almost all the monies realised from Mobile Outdoor Adverts  which ranges from N30,000, N50,000, N100,000, N150,000 and N180,000  depending on the branded sizes,  as yearly fees for any branded company vehicles that move in the council amounting to billions of Naira within the last few years. Also,  none remittance of daily ticketing of about N18, 000 commercial vehicles in the council, who pay N500 each per day,  since Jiba became AMAC chairman up until he left office. Monies that would have been used to reduce hunger in the land or better still pay workers salaries. We urge the security agencies to probe further and they will discover the level financial mismanagement that characterized the tenure of Micah Jiba. They also alleged that the former chairman used the resources to enrich himself.   They also called on the Code of Conduct Bureau should investigate his asset declared before and now as he has acquired several properties worth billions of Naira within and outside the country some with fictitious names.


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