About N24 billion has been deposited in 423 different Kaduna State government bank accounts operated by the previous administration, following the government’s decision to adopt the single treasury account.
Arch Bala Barnabas Bantex, Deputy Governor of the state, disclosed the finding on Saturday during a town hall meeting in Southern Kaduna.
According to him, the adoption of a single treasury account by the state government brought about the recovery of the funds.
Bantex, who shed light on the government’s plans for the state, said government will revive taxi services in the urban centres.
He said 200 branded air-conditioned cars would be distributed to youths across the state.
“Interested owners are expected to deposit 10 percent of the car price and 120 of our youths have been shortlisted for training as drivers with the view of empowering them,” he said.
Bantex added, “We have appointed interim committee chairmen for the 23 local government councils in our state as we pledged during our campaign. The state government has announced that it will not touch a kobo of local government funds.”
The deputy governor said Kaduna State government under el-Rufai would demonstrate its power to protect the integrity of public institutions’ lands in schools and hospitals which were encroached upon.
He said the impunity that led to some personalities to conclude that hospitals and schools land were for private use is being corrected.
On other activities of the government, Bantex said they had commenced the recruitment of teachers in core subjects such as Mathematics, English, Sciences and Information Technology.
“The state government will soon embark on comprehensive schools repairs: Furniture, water and toilets will be provided across the state,” Bantex added.
Hon Jagaba Adams Jagaba, member representing Kachia/Kagarko Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, said the change Nigerians yearned for was coming through positively, and that APC is laying a solid foundation for the growth of the present and younger generations to come.