Probe into El-Rufai’s case begins in Kaduna Assembly

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An investigation of the state government’s financial dealings during the tenure of former governor Nasir el-Rufa’i has been initiated by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

From the office of the clerk of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, the House sought the production of memos and documents covering financial transactions from 2015 to May 2023 in a letter to the Commissioner of Finance, designated as LEG/S.382/VOL.II/615.

The following statement was made in a letter signed by Barr. Sakinatu Hassan Idris (Mrs.), Clerk to the Legislature: “The Kaduna State House of Assembly at its One Hundred and Fiftieth (150th) Sitting on Tuesday, 16th April, 2024, Resolved and Constituted an Ad-Hoc Committee to investigate Loans, Financial Transactions, Contractual Liabilities & Other Related Matters of The Government of Kaduna State from 29th May, 2015 to 29 May, 2023, in accordance with Order XVI Rule 9 of the Standing Orders and Rules of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, 2019 and Section 103, 128 & 129 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as Amended).”

“Therefore, I kindly ask that you send the following documents to the Ad-Hoc Committee Memorandum, along with the underlisted ones, as well as any others that you think are pertinent to the Committee’s mandate:” the letter said.- A

(i) (a) All loans from May 2015 to May 2023, subject to approval by the Kaduna State House of Assembly, as well as the accounts that received and disbursed such loans, as documented by the Project Finance Management Unit (PFMU) and the Debt Management Office (DMO).

(b) Copies of pertinent State Executive Council resolutions, extracts from council sessions, and minutes pertaining to the loans.

from May 2015 to May 2023, including payments and outstanding liabilities to contractors.

(c) Salary reports for employees paid between 2016 and 2022.

(d) From 2015 to 2023, Dloyd Reports covers KADRIS.

(i) The Loans’ Objectives, Terms, and Conditions.

(ii) Items pertaining to the LOANS that are appropriate.

(iii) Bank statements and other pertinent documents pertaining to payments made to all State Government Contractors from May 2015 to May 2023, as well as all other relevant records.

(iv) Contract payment procedures.

(v) Records of all payments provided to the service providers.

(vi) Where the money from the sale of government houses and properties went and how it was spent.

Thirty copies of the paper or note were to be sent to the Clerk of the Legislature’s office no later than 10:00 am on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

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