Kaduna Assembly Seeks Vital Documents From Finance Ministry To Aid El-Rufai Probe

Kaduna Assembly has sought vital documents from the Finance Ministry and MDAs to aid the El-Rufai probe.


NaijaOnPoint Nigeria reports that the Kaduna State House of Assembly ad hoc committee probing former Governor Nasir El-Rufai over the debt burden on the state has requested the Ministry of Finance to tender documents on the state’s financial transactions between May 29, 2015, and 2023 for investigation.

This Nigeria news platform gathered that an official memorandum endorsed by the Clerk of the Assembly, Mrs. Sakinatu Hassan Idris, dated April 22, was addressed to the Commissioner of Finance for necessary action.


The letter said the Assembly, at its 150th sitting on Tuesday, resolved and constituted an ad hoc committee to investigate financial transactions, contractual liabilities and other related matters under El-Rufai’s administration.


It reads: “Accordingly, I am directed to request you to forward to the Ad-Hoc Committee Memorandum to be accompanied by the under listed documents and all other documents you consider vital to the assignment of the Committee.”


The Assembly’s request covers the total loans from May 29, 2015, to May 29, 2023, the approvals of the House of Assembly, the accounts into which the loans were lodged, and drawdowns, as recorded by the Project Finance Management Unit (PFMU) and the Debt Management Office (DMO).

Also demanded are the relevant State Executive Council (Exco) minutes of meetings, the council’s extracts and resolutions with regard to the loans, payments and outstanding liabilities to contractors from May 2015 to May 2023.

The Assembly also requested reports of salaries paid to the state workers from 2016 to 2022, reports on KADIRS from 2015 to 2023, and terms, purpose and conditions on those loans drawn by the El-Rufai administration.

Similarly, it requested “appropriation items related to the loans, all records of payments made to all contractors engaged by the state government and relevant documents from May 2015 to May 2023, including bank statements, modalities for payments of contracts, documents of all payments made to the contractors, sales of government houses/properties and accounts the proceeds were lodged and how the money was expended”.


NaijaOnPoint Nigeria gathered that other Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) got similar requests from the House of Assembly.