Kaduna: State Assembly Commences Investigation on El-Rufai, Requests Financial Activities During Tenure

The Kaduna Assembly requests information on Governor El-Rufai’s financial activities as an investigation commences.

The Ministry of Finance in Kaduna State has been requested to provide information on all financial activities during the tenure of the ex-governor Nasir El-Rufai, who led Kaduna from 2015 to 2023.

Sakinatu Idris, the Assembly Clerk, sent a formal request to the Finance Commissioner for the provision of all necessary memos and documents concerning financial activities spanning from May 2015 to May 2023.

In the correspondence, the House instructed the ministry to send all transaction specifics to the investigative committee established to scrutinize the financial activities, loans, and contract undertakings approved during El-Rufai’s tenure.

“I am directed to request that you forward to the Ad-Hoc Committee Memorandum the under-listed documents and all other documents you consider relevant to the assignment of the Committee:

“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 drawn as recorded by Project Finance Management Unit (PFMU) & Debt Management Office (DMO).

“Relevant State Executive Council Minutes of meetings, Council’s Extracts and Resolutions with regards to the LOANS. (c) Payments and Outstanding Liabilities to Contractors from May, 2015-May, 2023.

“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.

“Thirty (30) copies of the Memo/documents should reach the office of the Clerk to the Legislature on or before Thursday, 25th April 2024 by 10:00 am, please. 4. Accept the highest regards of my office, please.”

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