Kwara Governor Writes EFCC, Compels Them To Probe All Council Chairmen In The State | CABLE REPORTERS

The governor of Kwara state, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has taken to Twitter to officially invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC into the state to probe all the local government chairmen in the state on how they utilized the funds released to them since May 29 2020.

"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." _ the governor wrote

He equally implored  the state assembly to hold public hearing to ensure the council chairmen accounts for all funds released to them

"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." He said

"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"_ the governor added.


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