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Katsina Governor, Masari Sets Up 4 Committees To Probe Shema

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 17, (THEWILL) –  Katsina State Governor, Mr. Aminu Masari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated four committees to investigate activities of some departments and agencies in the state during the former administration of Alhaji Ibrahim Shema of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The agencies and departments, according to a news report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) include the state Road Maintenance Agency (KASROMA), Department of Girl-child Education, Millennium Development Goals (MDG/SURE-P) and Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

Inaugurating the committees on Monday in Katsina, Masari directed them to ascertain locations, state of projects or programmes executed by the affected agencies between 2011 and 2015.

He also directed them to determine whether the funds earmarked for the projects were judiciously used and advise the government accordingly.

Masari stressed that the probe was not to witch-hunt anybody, and charged the committee members to put aside sentiments in the discharge of the assignment.

The governor said the probe was necessary as it would assist the administration establish more vibrant institutions dedicated to the service of the state.

The committee chairmen are; Alhaji Abdu Kanti, KASROMA, Dr Kabir Matazu, SUBEB, Abdullahi Imam, MDG's/SURE-P and Mariya Abdullahi, Girl-child education department.

The committees are expected to submit their report in three weeks.

In their separate remarks, the chairmen of the committees, vowed to carry out their assignments without fear or favour.