EFCC, not a worry in Fintiri's Administration - Commissioner

Yes some operatives of EFCC were in the office on 26th of April looking for certain information and documents
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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Photo Credits: @iDomiya)

Mohammed Umar, Adamawa State Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, has stated that there is no need to be concerned about the management of local government funds under the current administration of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

In the few contracts they've awarded so far, Umar claims they've always followed the law, with all applicable paperwork and certificates of no objections in place.

He also refuted the opposition's claims that he and his permanent secretary, as well as the state's ALGON chairman, had been recently detained and summoned.

He dismissed the claim as baseless, emphasizing that no one had detained or harassed them, and that the EFCC operatives' recent visit was solely for the purpose of obtaining information and documents that had been handed over to them.

“Yes some operatives of were in the office on 26th of April looking for certain and documents. First they came looking for all contracts awarded from 2018-2019, later they came again and said they want all the documents for contracts award from to date. These are the documents they came to look for.  Fortunately for us we have all the documents that we kept in a separate place.

“All what we did was to get them together, photocopied them ,certified them and gave it to them. That’s exactly what happened but the insinuation in town propagated by the is that myself, my perm sec and ALGON chairman, we were arrested by . This is false, none of us was arrested or molested, all they needed is documents and we gave it to them.”

Umar said the Fintiri administration did not award many contracts due to a lack of funds as a result of COVID-19, but the few contracts that were awarded followed due process and were handed over to them with all necessary documentation, including a certificate of no opposition from the bureau for public procurement.