Nasarawa Governor Bows To House Order, Fires SSG For Funds Misappropriation
Nasarawa government has relieved the state’s Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed-Tijani of his duty for corruption allegation.
The announcement is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Hamza Gayam, the Permanent Secretary, Government House Administration, on Monday in Lafia.
The statement stated that the governor had directed Ahmed-Tijani to immediately handover all government properties in his care to Mr. Miazu Admu-Gosho, the Permanent Secretary, Current Affairs in the Office of the SSG.
It also stated that the governor thanked the former SSG for his services and support to the administration and wished him well in his future endeavour.
Ahmed-Tijjani was Commissioner for Education in the administration of Sen. Umaru Al-Makura, immediate past governor of the state.
Finding reveals that the state House of Assembly ad-hoc committee investigating the release of N1 billion for the renovation/fencing of public secondary schools in the state in 2018, indicted the former SSG.
Following the indictment, the state legislators asked Ahmed-Tijani to refund over N248.5 million as unaccounted funds to the state government.
The house said the former commissioner displayed blatant inefficiency, incompetency and ineffectiveness in the performance of his official duties and urged the governor to relief him of his appointment.