We’ve borrowed N100bn in four years — Bala Mohammed

Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has announced that his administration has borrowed a total of N100 billion since assuming office in 2019.

Speaking at the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, he explained that infrastructural projects alone gulped over N90 billion.

The governor said part of the funds were channelled into the education and health sectors.

He said: “You can see the projects and programmes we are just starting. We have borrowed N100 billion and today, the projects for the infrastructure are getting to N90 billion plus.

“Of course, we are going to save some for education and health. We are saving the little money we are getting from the federal government so that we can leverage this loan to do infrastructure alone. You should be aware of this. We are not thieves; we are not here to take anything out of the system. We want to take back every kobo.

“This is our third executive council meeting since we came back for a second term. Our attitude towards work is to make sure that we make a difference. Bauchi State is our major concern and we have no misgivings about anybody. Of course, there are distractions here and there but we will not allow ourselves to be distracted.”

The governor expressed determination to uphold transparency and pledged to sign performance bonds with commissioners for effective service delivery, urging them to prioritise their responsibilities.

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