25th April, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
Over Four Billion Naira ( N 4,000,000,000,000)has been recover as a fraud by the Alfa Belel Panel of Inquiry to investigate the activities of the Mellinium Development Goals (MDGs) in Adamawa state.
Submitting the report to Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla, The Chairman of the panel Honourable Alfa Umar Belel said the committee went round all the Twenty-One Local government areas of the state where MDGs projects claimed to have been done and found out that the Contractors in collaboration with the consultants, project Managers and project Coordinators have defrauded the Adamawa state Government huge amount of money, pointing out that most of the projects were poorly done or poorly executed by the contractors.
Honourable Alfa Umar Belel explained that about One Thousand Five Hundred ( 150 ) contacts were awarded to various contractors across the state to execute viable projects which includes construction of Blocks of classrooms, Health Care centers, public Toilets and Water projects.
He also explained that about Eleven Billion Naira ( N 11, 000,000,000,000) was received by the MDGs office from the Federal and state Governments from 2007 to 2017.
The committee chairman thanked the Governor for giving them the opportunity to serve the state and the confidence reposed on the members of the committee as well.
While receiving the report, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla had commended members of the committee for doing a wonderful job.
The Governor also reiterated that his government will not tolerate any form of corruption and assured that the report will be carefully study and directed the state Attorney General of the state for other necessary action.