Thursday, April 15, 2021

Jang stole N2bn intervention fund from Plateau – Lalong


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has accused his predecessor, Jonah Jang, of diverting N2 billion federal government’s intervention fund.

Speaking to journalists in Jos, Mr Lalong vowed to recover the stolen funds in the interest of economic development of the state.

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The governor said Mr Jang diverted the fund despite the fact that it was meant for the empowerment and stimulation of economic growth in the state.

“Unfortunately in our state, there was federal government Intervention fund to stimulate economic growth but the money was misused by the past government.

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“N2 billion was sent to Plateau State by the federal government for empowerment and it was diverted by the previous administration.

“Investigation has been conducted and we are working on prosecution.

“It is sad that Plateau is still going back to square one. We are still struggling to assist these young entrepreneurs, we hope to sign the MoU soon with the Bank of Industry and if N2 billion is given to me, I will change the misfortunes of indigent persons in the state,” he added.

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