Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has set in motion the process leading to the probe of his predecessor, Senator Jonah Jang, over allegations of treasury looting during his eight year reign as governor.
This follows the composition of a state executive council in Plateau State.
The media aide to Governor Lalong, Emmanuel Nanle, on Sunday said that with a cabinet in place, the administration will set in place motion to take the probe of the Jang administration to the next level, although he did not state the modalities, Daily Trust reports.
“An action will certainly be adopted on the next phase of the probe”, Nanle said, explaining that “with a State Executive Council (SEC) composed because of the appointment and inauguration of a cabinet, the administration will set the motion for the probe of treasury looters to recover the funds”.
Nanle earlier affirmed that the absence of a cabinet delayed the probe of Jang, who was accused by Governor Lalong of looting state funds, as well as “personalizing governance”.
The media aide assured that as soon as the cabinet is sworn-in, the reports of various committees, which raised the allegations, would be tabled for approval and necessary action.
“With the opening of the year, definitely, there will be a follow up on those areas the committees recommended for further action”, Nanle said.
It would be recalled that last October, while receiving crowds of supporters, who thronged the new Government House in Jos, the state capital to celebrate his victory at the tribunal, Lalong pledged to go after treasury looters to recover stolen funds.
Governor Lalong had vowed that he will go after looted funds as part of his promise to recover the state from backwardness.