Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has disclosed that his Public Property Recovery Committee discovered an aircraft belonging to the state but hidden in Morocco.
Mr. Abubakar stated this on Saturday night in Bauchi in a broadcast marking 100 days of his administration.
The governor, who did not substantiate further on the aircraft, said the plane would be received by the state government in a few days at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi.
He said the aircraft was recovered by the committee set up by the government and headed by Ahmed Tijjani-Baba, a retired Air Commodore.
“I wish to announce the fruitful efforts in locating the state owned “Embraer 145. Aircraft in Morocco and soon it will land at the Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa international Airport in a matter of days,” said the governor.
He added that “the committee will now beam its satellite on the ministry for local affairs and the State Basic Education Board to see how billions of naira allocated to them were spent.
“Such examples are the N2 billion micro loans and others that were allocated them but carelessly spent leaving our pupils to study under the trees”, he added.
Mr. Abubakar assured that the state government would soon embark on the construction and reconstruction of some rural roads in the state to ease transportation problems.
He said the government has refurbished five trucks belonging to the State Fire Service as part of safety measures.
He added that 420 youths have been engaged as street cleaners by the government under its youth employment scheme to curb youth restiveness.
He also said water supply, especially within Bauchi metropolis, has improved following the government’s intervention such as regular payment of electricity bills and upgrade of electricity gadgets at Gubi Dam.