Ex-governorship candidate wants probe of N1bn expended on Kwara media houses

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Muhammed Abubakar Muhammed, a former governorship candidate under the Alternative Party of Nigeria(APN) in Kwara State, has demanded for the immediate probe of the alleged over one billion naira spent on the repositioning of the three media houses in the Kwara State.
He particularly asked  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), anti graft unit of the Nigeria Police Force and the Independent Corrupt Practices (ICPC), and other Related Offenses Commission to probe  the restructuring of media houses, saying that with the huge amount of money spent on the exercise, nothing to show for it as the media houses are in comatose.
The National Stalwart in a personal statement issued to journalists in Ilorin on Wednesday, said the inability of the Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation to broadcast Ramadan programmes this year was worrisome as majority of the people are expecting the station to work.
Mohammed described it as a deliberate attempt to kill all the media houses and cut the people of Kwara North off the activities going on in the state.
According to him, this is the first time this will be happening in the state during the month of Ramadan, with no hope of the station coming on air due to lack of operational equipment and running cost.
He said Herald Newspapers used to be pride of the state with people across the country always struggle to get the newspaper, but its current situation is terrible now.
 Muhammed, however, challenged the outgoing  government of Abdulfatah Ahmed of the legacy his government is leaving behind, describing the dearth of all government agencies and parastatals, including lack of funding of the Kwara United Football Club as a bad legacy.
He described the non payment of two months salaries of the workers as an act of … Read More...