ASABA- The Ijaw People’s Development initiative, IPDI has asked the Burutu LGA chairman Mr. Godknows Angele to give account of 1.98billion naira accrued to Burutu LGA in 2019 and other 250million Paris club fund received by the council in 2019.
The group through its BoT chairman, Cletus Itari said despite the huge fund accrued to Burutu LGA, there is no people oriented project in the LGA that worth 50million naira.
They added that the councilors lodge which happened to be the capital project does not worthy 50million and that the chairman should tell Burutu people whereabouts of the remaining money.
Mr. Itari said inspite of Burutu is receiving direct allocation from the Federal government, there had not been any improvement in scheme of things in the LGA.
The group also accused Angele of misappropriation of 250million Paris club funds received by the LGA in 2019 and that he should state the projects he spent the money on.
Mr. Itari said despite Burutu received such huge fund there was no visible project across the 11 Federal wards in the LGA.
The group described Angele as being callous for failing to provide pallative for Burutu people despite the economic hardship in the LGA as regards the covid-19 pandemic economic lockdown in the country.
They stressed that from December 2019 to August 2020 about a billion naira has accrued to the council and there is no commensurable development in the LGA.
The group insisted that Angele must give stewardship on how Burutu people money was spent and he should tell Burutu people, if the money is shared among political godfathers. “He should tell us if the money is in the custody of Dr Ifeanyi Okowa”
They called on well meaning Burutu stakeholders to join the group to asked Mr. Angele to return every misappropriated fund that belongs to the Burutu people without a further delay.
Cletus Itari, B.O.T chairman,
Ijaw People’s Development initiative, IPDI.