No Council Chairman In Benue Is Under Probe – Achabo

No Council Chairman In Benue Is Under Probe – Achabo

Henry Ibya, Makurdi

Special Adviser to the governor of Benue State on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Kenneth Achabo has expressed happiness that no local government chairman is being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Mr Achabo, who disclosed this during the joint account allocation committee meeting which was the last to hold at the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Makurdi with the chairmen whose tenure will come to an end in June, particularly thanked the outgoing chairmen for ensuring accountability in the management of resources at their disposal.

He acknowledged the support and cooperation that his management has enjoyed from the chairmen, which he noted has contributed significantly to the success of Ortom’s administration, especially by delivering democratic dividends to the people at the third tier of government.

The special adviser, who said the Bureau had so far paid furniture allowances to six local government areas, assured the outgoing chairmen that arrangements are being made to clear the furniture allowances of the remaining 10 local government areas before their final exit.

Mr Achabo, who said government would not leave them out in the scheme of things as their tenure comes to an end, assured them that it is committed to the payment of their remaining benefits and appealed to them to remain in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in order to work for its victory in next year’s general election.

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary of the Bureau, Mr Ode Ochelle also acknowledged the cooperation he enjoyed from the outgoing chairmen and urged them not to see their exit from office as the end of their political journey but consider it as the beginning of good things to come their way.

Responding on behalf of the outgoing chairmen, Mr Caleb Abba thanked the special adviser for the cordial working relationship and support they enjoyed which he noted enabled them to provide basic amenities to their people.

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