June 17, 2024

The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Wednesday said the administration of former Governor Nasir El-Rufai embezzled N423 billion.

Speaker of the Assembly, Yusuf Liman said the development had left the state burdened with enormous obligations.

Liman disclosed this while receiving a report from the Assembly’s ad hoc committee established to look into all contracts, loans and financial transactions undertaken by El-Rufai’s administration.

Chairman of the ad hoc committee, Henry Zacharia, presented the report to the Assembly.

He stated that most of the loans obtained during El-Rufai’s administration were “not used for the intended purpose” and that in certain instances, “the proper procedures were not followed in obtaining the loans”.

According to Liman, the “El-Rufai government embezzled N423 billion, leaving the state burdened with enormous obligations.”

The committee also recommended that security and anti-corruption agencies look into and prosecute El-Rufai and other indicted members of his cabinet for abusing their positions of authority by awarding contracts without following the proper procedures, diverting public funds and money laundering.

 

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