Kaduna Speaker Accuses El-Rufai Administration of Embezzling N423 Billion

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has accused the administration of former Governor Nasir El-Rufai of embezzling N423 billion, leaving the state with significant financial burdens. Speaker Yusuf Liman made this announcement on Wednesday while receiving a report from the Assembly’s ad hoc committee, which was set up to investigate all contracts, loans, and financial transactions carried out during El-Rufai’s tenure.

The ad hoc committee, chaired by Henry Zacharia, found that many of the loans acquired under El-Rufai’s administration were misappropriated and not utilized for their intended purposes. Additionally, the committee discovered that proper procedures were often ignored in the process of obtaining these loans.

“The El-Rufai government embezzled N423 billion, leaving the state burdened with enormous obligations,” Liman stated. The committee’s findings suggest that the mismanagement of funds was widespread, involving improper awarding of contracts and diversion of public funds.

The committee has recommended that security and anti-corruption agencies investigate and prosecute El-Rufai and other implicated members of his administration for abuse of power, contract irregularities, misappropriation of public funds, and money laundering.

These revelations have significant implications for the state, highlighting the need for stringent oversight and accountability in the management of public resources. The call for prosecution underscores the seriousness of the allegations and the necessity for legal and institutional measures to address corruption and financial misconduct.


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