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Kogi Assembly denies plot to impeach deputy governor over corruption allegation

The Kogi State House of Assembly has declared that it was not planning to impeach the State Deputy Governor over alleged misappropriated flood relief funds.

With financial scandal rocking Kogi State over allegations that the State Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi mismanaged the funds meant for assisting last year’s flood victims, the House of Assembly in the state is claiming that nobody has sent a petition to it.

This position was made public by the majority of the House, Yakubu Yunusa.

Yunusa said that the House was unaware of any report that has indicted the deputy governor of any wrong doing.

The majority leader claimed that those spreading the rumours are only misleading the public.

The deputy governor through his press secretary, Michael Abu, denied the allegations of misappropriation.

The Press Secretary noted that about N760 million and not N3 billion, was received by the State as donations from the federal government and good spirited corporate bodies and individuals. He disclosed that, on request and for record purposes, an income and expenditure account was presented to the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Assembly in July this year.

Kogi State was one of the worst hit states during the flood crisis. The Federal Government assisted the State with N500million, while several corporate bodies and individuals made several donations to the state.

The deputy governor superintended over the funds, which many Kogi flood victims insist that they did not benefit from the funds.

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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