Daily Trust (Abuja)

26 November 2012

Nigeria: Flood - No Penny Was Diverted - Adamawa Govt

Yola — The Adamawa State government has denied allegation by the state's chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) that it diverted funds donated to the state for flood victims, saying the money was judiciously disbursed.

The Action Congress of Nigeria in the state through its publicity secretary, Yohanna Mathias, had earlier accused the state government of "Tactically diverting the funds meant for flood victims for local government campaigns,".

It therefore challenged the state government to release the money.

But in its reaction, the state flood fund disbursement committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Kobis Thinnu Ari, said the money was judiciously disbursed across the affected local government areas.

He said the committee also procured 60 trucks of fertilizer, seedlings , bags of rice, maize and other food items for distribution to the victims.

He said the money was disbursed according to priority, adding that Lamurde, which was the most affected local government got N29 million, Numan, N24 million and Yola South, N19 million.

He added that commissioners, traditional and religion leaders were involved in the exercise to ensure accountability.

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