The Governor-elect of Bauchi State, Mr.Mohammed Abubakar, has expressed his determination to probe and recover all state resources embezzled by People’s Democratic Party-led administration.
He stated this, on Thursday, during the inauguration of Bauchi State Re-branding project held at Awalah Hotel, Bauchi.
Represented by the Deputy Governor-elect, Eng. Nuhu Gidado, Abubakar, who expressed worry over the financial recklessness in the state, said “unfortunately, what Bauchi as a state is currently brandishes is immeasurable financial recklessness, which has culminated in massive indebtedness.
Abubakar who also decried the menace of youth restiveness in the state said “now that our purposeful opposition and genuine progressive advocacy has culminated into a mandate of the generality of Bauchi State populace, we are charged to do things differently. We are committed to applying our intellect, maximising our will and leveraging our relationships to make things work and fulfill our promises.
“On assumption of duty, we will focus on our quick win programmes, which will include the tackling of youth restiveness, poor environmental sanitation and widespread corrupt practices.”
He added that state resources that had been frittered away would be recovered. This would be in addition to overhauling the civil service that is currently dysfunctional, indolent and lacking.
Abubakar revealed that a major commercial bank had stepped forward to assist the in-coming administration to conduct a forensic audit of the entire state and local government civil service personnel status, with a view to developing a biometric data.