Senator representing Kogi West, Otunba Dino Melaye has hinted on his move to expose underhand dealings involving the Chief of staff to Kogi State governor, Edward Onoja and the ALGON Chairman, Taofik Isa.
This might not be unconnected to the bitter political battle within the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kogi State.
Dino took to his Twitter timeline yesterday to indicate his next line of action against the key officers in the Yahaya Bello-led administration.
He also accused the Kogi State government of violating the Appropriation act by embarking on projects outside budgetary provision.
“I see Edward Onoja, Taofik Isa in befitting prison uniforms. We are still collating your infractions against the people of Kogi State. Kuje..
“Kogi state Capital budget performance in 2016 is 18%. This is a monumental failure by any standard.
“Kogi state government has embarked on projects that were not captured in the 2016 appropriation act, thus violating the Appropriation Act.
“Yahaya Bello has proposed in the 2017 budget that N24,983,269,515 totalling 14% of the entire 2017 budget to Government house alone.
“Deputy Governors office to squander N884,675,887; Head of service will gulp N2,563,857059; SSG office to take N3,900,337,260.
“All these huge allocation to govt house, HOS, SSG and A General offices is monumental fraud as these are not revenue generating institutions
“Most disturbing is Kogi Ministry of Finance HQ that will spend N8,755,071,709 in 2017 budget and yet not a revenue generating institution
“The Kogi State House of Assembly must do all they can to right the wrong in the budget of the state as presented by the Governor of Kogi.