APC raises alarm over alleged plans by Kano Govt to spend N8bn LGs fund



The All Progressives Congress (. as raised an alarm over over alleged plan by the Kano State Government to spend N8 billion local government councils’ funds without justification.

Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, the state’s APC Chairman said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Abbas urged the local government councils and commercial banks in the state to halt the process of clearing the release of funds to the state government.

This, he said, was because of the political uncertainty in the state due to the much awaited Supreme Court judgment on the governorship election.

Abbas said that the development appeared to be pushing the NNPP government to takeover the functions of local government councils in order to misappropriate their funds amounting to over N8 billion.

He said the APC had gotten a copy of the letter of approval from the Ministry for Local Government directing the 44 local government councils to release N101 million each for the construction Dan’Agundi interchange and N36 million each for the construction of Tal’udu interchange .

“The approval letter, which was sent to all council’s chairmen, copied to the Auditor-General, Local Government Audit and all zonal inspectors of the ministry was for the contribution of the councils to the projects.

Abbas said that the NNPP government removed and posted new Directors of Personnel Management (DPMs) and treasurers.

This according to him, was to ensure that there were no hitches in muscling the local councils through the embezzlement of their funds.
He called on the NNPP’s government to consider the interest of the people of state, saying that the decision to embark on such projects had come under attack by people within the NNPP’s fold.(NAN)


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