KEKE NAPEP Purchase And Distribution In Plateau State Under Probe
The Plateau State government has set up a Seven-man Committee to investigate the purchase and distribution of (KEKE NAPEP) Tri-cycle vehicles on loan to members of the public by the past government in 2013.
Secretary to state government (SSG) in plateau, Hon Rufus Bature, inaugurated the committee on Tuesday in his office in Jos. He said the vehicles were purchased under a “Tackling Poverty Together” programme that was initiated in2013.
According to him, “It was a laudable initiative aimed at alleviating poverty and other social vices in the society, which millions of naira were expended by the past government in the purchase of the assorted vehicles and the KEKE NAPEP.” He reiterated that the committee terms of reference is to investigate the numbers of vehicles purchased by the past government for the “tackling poverty together” initiative.
The committee is expected to get the total amount and the source of funding on the purchase of the vehicles; it’s also expected to establish the mode of distribution of the vehicles and get the names and addresses of the beneficiaries.
Hon Bature explained further that, the committee is at the same time expected to identify the bank and ascertain the total amount deposited by each beneficiary as loan repayment, while ascertaining the state of the insurance cover – if it is benefiting to the beneficiaries or not, and if it requires any reviews. It is also required to identify persons responsible for the purchase and distribution of the vehicles.
He said these parameters will ensure that the committee carried out the assignment in accordance with laid down rules and regulations to recover the vehicles or balance of repayments from the defaulting beneficiaries.
The SSG explained further that, the committee is also expected to advice government on how to sanitize the programmes for sustainability, and to also make any other recommendation(s) central to the committee’s assignment. “We are, therefore, interested in knowing how much was actually expended.”
The committee has Mr Morris Dashe as chairman, Engr. John S Days, Mr Eward Yakwal, Barr Joel Tahvan (MOJ), Kenneth Honor long, ACP G.A. Grimah – all members, and Aliyu Baba Turmiziyu as secretary of the committee.