El-Rufai’s government withdrew N1.4trn from state account – Kaduna Assembly

El-Rufai’s government withdrew N1.4trn from state account – Kaduna Assembly

The chairman of the Kaduna State House Committee on Information, Henry Marah Zachariah, has come up with some revelations on the financial activities of the El-Rufai administration.

The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Tuesday set up a 13-man committee to probe financial dealings, loans, grants and other project implementations from 2015–2023 under former Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s tenure.

Chairman House Committee on Public Accounts, who is also the Deputy Minority Whip, Honourable Mugu Yusuf, who moved the motion, said the public needed to know what happened during that period, adding that 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.

Former Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai had on Wednesday dismissed the State House of Assembly’s adoption of a report by its ad-hoc committee demanding to probe his governance of the state from May 2015 to May 2023.

El-Rufai described it as a “politically motivated hatchet job,” insisting he served with integrity.

But appearing on Channels on Wednesday evening, Zachariah said that N423 billion was withdrawn from the state account with nothing attached to it.

”The N423 billion were monies taken from the purse of the government without any activity attached to it,” he said.

“The Commissioner for Finance and Accountant General withdrew N30 billion. They withdrew N1.4 trillion from the state government account.”

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