$350m, N85m loan: Constitute panel, go after El-Rufai – Shehu Sani to Kaduna govt

Collage Maker 08 Jun 2023 10 04 AM 2408

Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator, has urged the state government to go after ex-governor Nasir El-Rufai and those behind the state’s huge debt profile.

Sani urged Governor Uba Sani to constitute an independent probe panel to investigate the immediate past administration over the huge debt it left behind.

The governor had claimed that he inherited a debt burden of $587 million, N85 billion and 115 contractual liabilities from the El-Rufai administration.

Speaking at a Town Hall meeting over the weekend in Kaduna, the governor said the huge debt profile has made it difficult for him to pay workers’ salaries.

However, Shehu Sani, in a post on X on Monday, stressed that the current Kaduna State government can’t remedy the situation alone.

Sani wrote: “The looting of Kaduna State cannot be remedied by revelations alone but by courageously constituting a probe panel headed by an independent professional accountant or auditor who will invite and investigate ex-government officials and their proxy contractors to account for the millions in dollars and billions in Naira that were misused or outrightly stolen, including the $350 million loan.

“Kaduna State is at its hour of reckoning with the truth I foretold and the truth for which I was vilified.”