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Kaduna Assembly Commences Probe Into Financial Transactions Under Ex-Governor El-Rufai




Kaduna Assembly Commences Inquiry Into Financial Transactions Under Ex-Governor El-Rufai

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has commenced a probe into the state government’s financial transactions under former governor Nasir el-Rufa’i.

An official letter, referencing LEG/S. 382/VOL. II/615, was sent from the office of the clerk of the Kaduna State House of Assembly to the Commissioner of Finance. 

The letter requested the submission of memorandum and documents related to financial transactions between the years 2015 and May 2023.

The lettersigned by Clerk to the Legislature, Barr. Sakinatu Hassan Idris, said, “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).


The letter added, “Accordingly, I am directed to request you to forward to the Ad-Hoc Committee Memorandum to be accompanied with the Underlisted DOCUMENTS and all other documents you consider relevant to the assignment of the Committee:-

(i) (a) Total Loans from May, 2015 to May, 2023 with the approvals of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, the Accounts into which the Loans were Lodged and draw. downs as recorded by Project Finance Management Unit (PFMU) & Debt Management Office (DMO).

(b) Relevant State Executive Council Minutes of meetings, Council’s Extracts and Resolutions with regards to the Loans.


(c) Payments and Outstanding Labilities to Contractors from May, 2015- May, 2023.

(d) Reports of Salaries paid to Staff from 2016-2022.

(e) Dloyd Reports on KADRIS from 2015 to 2023.


(ii) Terms, Purpose and Conditions on those Loans.

(iii) Appropriation items related to the LOANS.

(iv) All Records of payments made to all Contractors engaged by the State Government and relevant documents from May, 2015 to May, 2023 including Bank Statements.

(v) Modalities for payments of contracts.

(vi) Documents of all payments made to the contractors.

(vii) Sales of Government Houses/Properties and Accounts the proceeds were lodged and how the money was expended.

The directive stated that 30 copies of the memo/documents must be submitted to the office of the Clerk to the Legislature by 10:00 am on Thursday, April 25th, 2024.

Recall that the Kaduna Assembly had warned Bello El-Rufai, the son of the immediate past governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai, against threatening and intimidating the House over the investigation of his father’s tenure.

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