Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammad Abubakar yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari over allegations made against him by lawmakers in his state .
LEADERSHIP recalls that the Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara led other lawmakers to the APC secretariat and Presidential Villa and accused the governor of misappropriating bailout funds in the state amongst other matters.
Speaking to State House Correspondents yesterday after a closed door meeting with President Buhari, the governor described the allegations as spurious and accused the speaker and lawmakers of playing Abuja politics .
He said, it’s the usual traditional consultation with the president.Recently if you will recall that when I was away a week ago, some members of the House of Reps and Senate led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara went to the headquarters of the party allegedly to report me.
“In the process they made some spurious allegations which I feel it’s appropriate to let the President know first hand evidence regarding all the allegations they made against me.
“Major among the allegations is that I misapplied the bailout funds and I thought that was a matter of common knowledge in Nigeria “.
According to him, the ICPC investigated the bailout and gave a report in which they said Bauchi State utilised all the funds but N165 million.
The governor said “ I wrote to them to check their facts again. I utilised all but N88 million out N8.6billion and shortly before I left for China and Hong Kong the VC of my University came to me that he has a back log of salaries which I gave an approval of N70 million out of N88 million. , all in all Bauchi State has utilised N8.6 billion remaining N18m which is in a dedicated account