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BREAKING: Kaduna Assembly Exposes El-Rufai’s Corruption During Tenure as Governor, Recommends Probe

The Kaduna State House of Assembly’s ad hoc committee has submitted a report, exposing widespread corruption and financial irregularities during the tenure of former Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

The report, presented during Wednesday’s plenary session, revealed that loans obtained between 2015 and 2023 were misused, and due process was ignored in securing some of these loans.

The committee, chaired by Henry Zacharia, accused El-Rufai and his cabinet members of abuse of office, awarding contracts without due process, diverting public funds, and money laundering.

The report also criticized the excessive borrowing during El-Rufai’s tenure, which has plunged Kaduna State into heavy debt.

The committee therefore recommended that El-Rufai and other indicted officials be investigated and prosecuted by security and anti-corruption agencies.

The report also called for the immediate suspension of the Kaduna State Commissioner of Finance, Shizer Badda, and the chairman of the state universal basic education board.

Furthermore, the committee urged thorough investigations into key appointees from the last administration.

More to follow…

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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