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Kaduna State Assembly to probe Financials of El-Rufai’s Tenure

Boom RadioNG | April 16, 2024
Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State

The State House of Assembly in Kaduna state today set up a 13-man committee to probe financial dealings, loans, grants and other project implementations during the tenure of former Governor, Nasir El-Rufai which was 2015 – 2023.

The House also mandated the committee to invite notable personalities that served during the period, including contractors, to explain how the loans and grants received during the period under review were spent.

The Chairman House Committee on Public Accounts and Deputy Minority Whip, Honourable Mugu Yusuf, moved the motion, saying the public needs to know what really occurred during the said period.

According to him, he moved the motion following the horrific comment made by the state governor, Uba Sani, on March 28, 2024, on the financial situation of the state.

“People cast aspersions on the governor and the office, which is unfair. So as chairman House committee on Public Account committee whose responsibility is to ensure accountability and transparency, particularly on government funds in a state I’m serving as a legislature, I was moved by that in conjunction with other colleagues who feel the same.

He also said statistics showed that Kaduna’s debt profile was second next to Lagos out of the 36 states.

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State

H.E Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State

He added that the committee has a month to submit its report to the House leadership.

While at a media briefing shortly after plenary, the chairman House Committee on Information, Henry Marah Zachariah said the House was not accusing anybody of wrongdoing, but was only interested in knowing how the loans and grants collected during the last administration were spent.

He also said whoever refused to honour the invitation, the law would be used to summon them before the committee to explain what actually happened and all those invited are expected to bring along their documents to the committee to defend themselves.

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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