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Kaduna governor set to handover looters to EFCC

31 May 2016, 20:32

Kaduna - Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufai has said those that misappropriated funds belonging to the state will soon be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The governor said the state government will hand over the case files of all looters as soon as EFCC resume operations in their newly acquired Kaduna office.

Governor el-Rufai revealed this while speaking on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Kaduna live vernacular programme.

Also read: Cleric warns El-rufai again to reverse religious bill or die

el-Rufai said he has been in touch with the chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu and keep him up to date on the development.

The governor said, his administration discovered about 250 different accounts belonging to the state government with varied sums of money lodged into them.

Some of the accounts, according to el-Rufai dated back to the military era without subsequent civilian administrations in the state having the knowledge of the accounts.

el-Rufai added that with the introduction of the Treasury Single Account (TSA), the administration has saved the state large chunk of fund, blocked many leakages hitherto used by civil servants and politicians in the state to siphon fund and pilfer workers salaries.

According to him, the state now has in its TSA the sum of N22 billion from which it draws to make up for any shortfall at any given time.

- News 24


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