A Former Director of Information and one-time Special Assistant to late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua , Alhaji Ishaq Hadejia and now a member of All Progressive Congress, APC in Jigawa State, has accused the Jigawa State Government under the leadership of Governor Sule Lamido for looting the state treasury by conniving with contractors handling major projects in the state which includes construction of the state secretariat and the recent completed airport as well as Kafin Hausa University.
Speaking with our reporter, Ishaq said the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC is waiting Governor Lamido at the door step to pick Governor Sule Lamido as soon as he leaves office, as he also added that Governor Lamido will face charges as EFCC has all the records of how Governor Lamido looted the state.
The former Director of Information said that the people are living witness of what is happening in the state; he said that the local governments in the state are now bankrupt an issue that saw Local Government Chairman not able to award any contract because their allocations from the Federation allocation are not given to them.
On the issue of SURE-P, he said that all the 36 states are utilising the SURE-P fund except Jigawa whom it said the SURE-P money has been siphoned by Governor Lamido in collaboration with SURE-P officials in Jigawa State diverted the SURE-P money into his personal account, however Ishaq said there is no cause for alarm as the Federal Government is with records of everything that happened in Jigawa State.
When our reporter contacted a PDP stalwart in the State and also a Special Assistant on Youth Vanguard Alhaji Harau Aminu Garin Ciroma, he described Alhaji Ishaq Hadejia as nonentity and a tout who lost political relevance.
Responding further he said that the money which the so called Ishaq was to have been looted by the Lamido administration is all fabrications as the Jigawa State Government under Sule Lamido is a having a facelift as all the financial resources are being used judiciously .
Harau Aminu said there is nothing like siphoning Local Government funds or conniving with contractors inflating contracts in a bid to loot money from the state Government treasury; he said is well known as an ex-Information Director who uses blackmail to tarnish image of politicians, adding that it is how Ishaq used blackmail against former Governor Ibrahim Saminu Turaki, for him to survive,
“We this time our politics differ with Governor Saminu style of leadership where politician attack his administration using blackmail to collect money. We already made correction and close every loopholes so that people will not give money to persons like Ishaq who are the habit of always blackmailing their leaders.”
According to Alhaji Hadejia he said that they are made understand that some of the government official who are civil servants in the state, are fund of giving out information to Ishaq groups and other political touts in the state to attacked Lamido administration, as he said that it is time to expose them.
He also added that some politician within the Lamido Cabinet have started to take sides as they are currently making moves to join the opposition party, which he soon their names will exposed.