Apart from the Judge, also affected by the disconnection order is a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Idris, whose residence is being supplied power from the Government House. The state government had through a letter from the office of the Chief of Staff (COS), Mr Edward Onoja, last week said government could no longer provide electricity to those buildings. Government said the buildings, adjacent the government house, that had over the years been powered from government house should be disconnected, noting that government can no longer tolerate and incur such expenditure. Howeve, while the governor cited paucity of fund as a reason for the disconnection, it was alleged that the development might not be unconnected with the role played by Atadoga in the inauguration of the immediate past governor of Capt Idris Wada in 2012. Though the matter is said to have been reported to the state Chief Judge, Nasir Ajana, for his intervention, they were on Monday disconnected from the source of power at the Government House. It would be recalled that the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has since his inauguration stated that his administration would not condone abuse of privileges as serving and former officials of government should no longer incur debts for government to offset. He explained that government ciuld no longer borne the responsibilities of paying for public utilities of the former officials in view of the downturn in the nation and state’s economy. Speaking over the development, the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Strategy, Abdumalik Abdulkarim, who confirmed the disconnection, said it was meant to cut cost. He said government had discovered that some people were flagrantly incurring debts for government to settle, saying there was no political motive for the step.]]>

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