Ex-labour leader urges EFCC to probe Taraba Assembly
A veteran labour leader and politician, Faruk Mohammed Kunini, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the Taraba State House of Assembly.
Kunini made the call on Tuesday in Jalingo, the state capital. He expressed disappointment that the individuals have derailed from their constitutional duties via dancing to the dictates of the governor.
The members, according to him, are solely concerned with approving loans for the governor and getting their percentages.
Kunin, who went ahead to allege that “many unwholesome activities are going on in government agencies besides recourse to the repercurtion”, lamented that the meeting has regarded the other way.
The pioneer chairman of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) described the meeting as washed out and having no impact on the humans of the state.
Stressing that “the individuals have turn out to be rubber stamps of the governor”, he affirmed that “it is the wish of the governor they raise out, and no longer the needs and aspirations of the people.”
He was once additionally attributed the underdevelopment of the country to the failure of the contributors of the State House to right raise out their statutory responsibilities.
He further alleged that local government councils are being surcharged by way of the governor thru the members, including that the state government has “turned the finances of the Councils as a non-public property which is swindled at will thru the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs”
Piqued via the development, the individuals of the Assembly whom he stated “are quite aware of the atrocities going on” however felt unhappy that they have decided to “turn their faces to the other aspect in spite of the existence of the House Standing Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs”.
Unlike in the past where the participants are held in high esteem, the reverse as made regarded by him, is now the case, including that “majority of Tarabans now look at the State House of Assembly as a loan approving institution.”
Arguing that “it has been quite a lengthy time when workers and pensioners in the State obtained their salaries and pension at the same time” the “problem of price of salary which is epileptic in the local government councils” he stated “has since reared its unsightly head at the State level.”