Sokoto - The Sokoto State House of
Assembly on Tuesday said its probe of the state's finances is to ensure that
due process was followed in the utilisation of the funds.
It is reported that the assembly
had directed the state government to furnish it with details of the state's
finances and expenditure from January to August this year.
The probe would cover the tenure of former governor, Alhaji
Aliyu Wamakko, who handed over to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal on May 29, 2015.
Alhaji Malami Galadanchi, Chairman, House Committee on
Public Accounts told NAN that the probe "is to examine all expenditures, state
of revenues, as well as all financial statements and the actual beneficiaries
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"Our aim is to make sure that the actualization and the
principles of the expenditures being utilized by the executive are in the right
order, and to make sure that due process is always complied with.
"We also need to know the actual beneficiaries of such
expenditures, as well as the debt if any, for the benefit of the state and the
Galadunchi disclosed that the committee had met with the
state's Accountant- General, Alhaji Aminu Abdullahi and Auditor- General,
Alhaji Sambo Nawawi on the issue.
He explained the meeting had yielded the assurance that all
records of government finances within the period under review, would be
submitted to the assembly on Aug. 28.
The chairman pledged the assembly's total support of Gov.
Aminu Tambuwal's determination to fight corruption and ensure good governance
in the state.