Taraba: Deputy Governor’s Firm Gets N16.9m Monthly From Government –APC Chairman

All Progressive Congress, APC, chairman in Taraba State, Alhaji Ardo Jika, has said the deputy governor of the state, Haruna Manu, whose company carried out civil servants biometrics exercise in the state is being paid a whopping N16.9m monthly as consultancy fee.
Ardo who spoke in a telephone interview with National Mirror from Abuja said the PDP government in the state gave the contract to Haruna Manu long before he became the deputy governor to enable them make money to prosecute the 2015 governorship campaign in the state. “It is laughable that today the governor is again doing staff verification.
If he is probing staff leakages, he should also probe his deputy whose company carried out staff biometrics in the state and is being paid millions monthly.
“He should again probe his SSG, Anthony Jellason, his Chief of Staff, Rebo Usman, who were indicted in the N400 million flood disaster fund in 2012.
“Everybody in Taraba knows they were indicted by the State House of Assembly. It is surprising that people who were indicted and have not exonerated themselves are now in his kitchen cabinet; he is only victimising people employed by Garba Umar in the name of staff verification,” he said.
Ardo maintained that the governor used 100 days in office to sack people employed by Garba Umar and reversed transfer of service of staff of local government to state carried out by his predecessor Sani Danladi when the state is grossly lacking manpower.”
He lamented that there was nothing to celebrate after 100 days in office of Governor Ishaku as he only used past governments achievements in the state.

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