Kwara Governor Invites EFCC For A Probe

Abdurahman Abdurazaq, the executive governor of Kwara State has invited Officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC to probe his government spendings from May 29th 2019 till date.

In a statement made available through his Twitter handle @RealAARahman, the Governor stated as follows:

For the sake of accountability and transparency, I am officially inviting the EFCC to come and probe the funds so far received as allocations and disbursed to the 16 local government between May 29 and now.

Our conscience is clear, we have nothing to hide. But for abundance of caution, we will be tasking not just the EFCC but also a panel of inquiry with members drawn from various backgrounds to investigate the LG funds and expose any mismanagement or diversion of funds if found.

This has become necessary in view of strange claims by some persons that money to the tune of N300m was diverted monthly from LG accounts.

Similarly, I appeal to the House of Assembly — which comprises the elected representatives of the people with oversight powers — to hold a public hearing on the said matter.

I have always believed that the local governments should be allowed to manage their own funds with minimal or no supervision by the State as the law may allow.

Lastly, any official found to have diverted or mismanaged public funds under me would be made to account for same as prescribed under the law.

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