Not N8bn But N228 Was Left In Kaduna State Coffers – el-Rufai

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Kaduna State  Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai  yesterday denied claims by  immediate past government led by Alhaji Ralman Yero that it left behind, N8 billion for the new government.

Former Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga, who served under Yero, had last week claimed at a function, that Yero had left N8 billion in the coffers of the state government.

Addressing a press conference in Kaduna yesterday, Governor El- Rufai’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan debunked Bajoga’s claims.

“The Kaduna State Government had N228,333,371.67 in its central account on May 29,  2015. This represents the working capital that could be spent,” he said.

“All other items in the bank balance are committed funds, and are not available to be spent by government. These include counterpart and reserve funds clearly earmarked for specific purposes such as Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, Subsidy Re-investment Empowerment  Programme SURE-P and State Pensions, and as such cannot be termed available funds by any responsible government.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. It’s not about ‘ Accidental Servant ‘ in the book. But about chance in democracy and probity in the call of good governance to the people of kaduna state and Nigeria. I know former governor of kaduna state ( Yero ) cannot lie to Nigerians publicly that he left eight billions naira in the treasury account. May be El- rufai has started his Accidental scandal.

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