The governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has urged the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to probe on the allocation funds disturbed to the 16 local governments in the state.
The governor was alleged to divert a sum of N300million every month from the allocation funds of the local government.
In a statement released on his social media account, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said he is ready for investigation and whoever is found guilty will face the wrath of the law.
Read the statement below;
“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.”
“This has become necessary in view of strange claims by some persons that money to the tune of N300m was diverted monthly from LG accounts.”
He continued: “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.”
“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.” He concluded.