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El-Rufai Probe: Kaduna Assembly Launches Investigation, Requests Financial Records from Ministry Of Finance

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The Kaduna State House of Assembly has initiated an inquiry into the financial activities of the former government led by Mal Nasir el-Rufa’i.

In an official letter addressed to the Commissioner of the Ministry of Finance, referenced LEG/S.382/VOL.II/615, the House requested the submission of documents pertaining to financial transactions spanning from 2015 to May 2023.

Signed by BARR. SAKINATU HASSAN IDRIS (Mrs.), Clerk to the Legislature, the letter outlined the establishment of an Ad-Hoc Committee tasked with investigating loans, financial transactions, contractual obligations, and related matters of the Kaduna State government during the specified period.

The request encompasses various documents and memoranda, including details on loans, approvals, payments to contractors, salary reports, and more.

The Commissioner was instructed to provide thirty copies of the requested documents to the Clerk’s office by April 25th, 2024, at 10:00 am.

The letter reads, “The Kaduna State House of Assembly at its One Hundred and Fiftieth (150th) Sitting on Tuesday, 16th April, 2024, RESOLVED and CONSTITUTED an Ad-Hoc Committee to investigate LOANS, FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS, CONTRACTUAL LIABILITIES & OTHER RELATED MATTERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KADUNA STATE from 29TH MAY, 2015 to 29 MAY, 2023, in accordance with Order XVI Rule 9 of the Standing Orders and Rules of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, 2019 and Section 103, 128 & 129 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as Amended).

“Accordingly, I am directed to request you to forward to the Ad-Hoc Committee Memorandum to be accompanied with the Underlisted DOCUMENTS and all other documents you consider relevant to the assignment of the Committee: –

(i) (a) 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 draw. downs as recorded by Project Finance Managemet Unit (PFMU) & Debt Management Office (DMO).

(b) Relevant State Executive Council Minutes of meetings, Council’s Extracts and Resolutions with regards to the LOANS.

(c) Payments and Outstanding Labilities 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Accept the highest regards of my office, please.”

Hon. Liman, Speaker, Kaduna House of Assembly.

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