The Atrocity of Commissioner of Finance in Kogi State

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By Ahmed Tijjani

Kogi State Commissioner of Finance.

It’s no longer news that the adminstration of Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has spent over 3 years in office haven’t resume the mantle of leadership in kogi state on 26th January 2016 after the desmise of Late Prince Abubakar Audu of the blessed memory.

The Advent of Yahaya Bello was perceived to be a new Dawn in the kogi political space been the first minority to lead the state since the return to Democracy in 1999.

Kogites were overwhelmed, most especially from the central senatorial district of the state.

During the inauguration speech, the young and dynamic governor said ” The Elephant ‘State Resources’ will not be shared amongst themselves but for the benefits of all kogi citizens.

It was a powerful speech that reawakens the spirit of patrotism and togetherness amongst the youths of kogi state.

However, unlike other Senatorial districts like Kogi East that has the likes of the workaholics and the ever progressive chief of Staff Chief David Edward Onoja and Kogi Central which also produces progressives like Eng Abubakar Ohere and Pharmacist Asuku, that of kogi West self-aclaimed leaders has witness a tremendous political fall and has shortchanged their immidiate communities by massively investing and empowering their family members both within and outside the state.

The political injustice and economy unfairness orchestrated by the Commissioner of Finance Hon. Asiwaju Asiru in kogi west has never been heard of or witness from any of the past and serving political appointees in the state since the creation of kogi state.

In a bid to empowered all relatives and shorts charged his Senatorial districts politically, the Hon. Commissioner appointed one of his blood brother as the Sole Administrator of Yagba East, his wife as Director of Board of Internal, while another brother is also Head of Department Kogi State Internal Revenue.

He also awarded
N9 million monthly contract of cleaning the Commissioner quarters to his sister who stayed in Kaduna and has no electoral value to the Senatorial districts.

She handle and executed all the Kogi SUBEB contract meant for kogi west Senatorial District.

Also another relation of the commissioner is in charge of forestry in Yagba East while SDGs contracts for kogi west is allocated to one of his sister based in Lagos. ” HABA, NA ONLY YOU WAKA COME?”

It will interest you to know that these and many more are some of the atrocities committed by Hon. Commissioner of finance which contributed to the failure of APC in Kogi west in the last general election, most especially the Okun speaking side of the Senatorial district.

We are calling on all APC stakeholders within and outside the state to caution the Commsioner of Finance to stop shortchanging his community and Kogi west in general for his own personally interest.

Hon. Ahmed Tijjani Faroq Lokoja Local Government APC Youth Leader .

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