Kwara Group warns political office holders against looting, stealing
Written by Uthy on March 18, 2019
A civic group, Kwara Coalition for Good Governance and Accountability (Kwara-CGGA), has warned political office holders in the outgoing Kwara government to refrain from last-minute looting of public funds or stealing of government’s property.
Hassan Omoiya, Secretary General of the group, gave the warning in a statement issued on Thursday in Ilorin.
Omoiya said report reaching the group was that some officials have embarked on looting of public funds and property since after the outcome of the governorship election in the state.
He also called on Gov Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara not do anything that would create confusion for the new administration.
The group said the rumoured plan of the government to create new Local Government Development Areas (LCDA) or negotiate the new minimum wage with labour leaders were not in good faith or in the larger interest of Kwara.
“We have it on good record that the PDP government plans to create LCDAs and negotiate the new minimum wage, even though it really doesn’t pay the current minimum salary faithfully.
“We hope this is not true because that will be in bad faith since its term expires in about two months.
“It will be unfair to create crisis of confidence between the new government and the people or the workers.
“We hope Gov. Ahmed will, for once, act like a statesman that the office of Governor has bestowed upon him.
“Also, we call on the incumbent Governor to be a statesman and avoid setting traps for the incoming administratio