The Bauchi Government has announced the sack of heads of administration of the twenty local government areas in the state alongside a ban on financing of funeral service introduced by the previous administration.
Bauchi state’s Commissioner of Information and Communication, Dr. Ladan Salihu said the heads of administration were sacked to allow the smooth conduct of workers’ BVN verification exercise in the respective local government and also to block all financial leakages.
The state’s government also said it suspended the funding of burial services to stop the looting of public funds in the name of humanitarian services as over two billion naira has already been spent by the immediate past administration on the project.
“The suspension of the funding of burial services by the state government is to stop the looting of public funds in the name of humanitarian services. Over two billion naira was claimed to have been spent on the funding of such services by the immediate past administration.
“Instead of using public funds for such services, the state government has decided to sponsor the monthly provision of woods being used in graveyards across the state capital while members of the state cabinet will take charge of the provision of woods in their respective local government.
“We will designate our little resources and channel them to critical areas of needs such as infrastructure, health, education, and others,” Salihu said.