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Kaduna Assembly indicts El-Rufai, ex-commissioners for alleged siphoning of N423bn

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The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Wednesday, June 5, received a report from the ad hoc committee tasked with investigating the finances, loans, and contracts awarded during former Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s tenure.

The report indicted the former governor and several commissioners who served under him.

The House alleged that N423 billion of the state resources was siphoned under the El-Rufai’s government and asked the incumbent Governor Uba Sani to refer the former governor and former commissioners of finance to relevant security agencies for investigation.

Presenting the report during plenary on Wednesday, the chairman of the ad hoc committee and Deputy Speaker of the House, Henry Magaji Danjuma, said that most of the loans obtained under the El-Rufai’s administration were not used for the purpose for which they were obtained, while in some cases, due process was not followed in securing the loans.

Receiving the report, the Speaker of the Kaduna House of Assembly, Yusuf Liman, said that a total of N423 billion was siphoned by El-Rufai’s administration while leaving the state with huge liabilities.

The committee, therefore, recommended the investigation and prosecution of El-Rufai, and some other indicted members of his cabinet by security and anti-corruption agencies for abuse of office through the award of contracts without due process, diversion of public funds, and money laundering.

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