LG Funds: KWHA Sets Up Probe Committee
Kwara State House of Assembly has set up an Ad-Hoc
Committee to investigate finances of
Local Governments in the state.
This followed a Matter of General Public Importance
raised by the Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy
Affairs, Hon. Abdulgafar Ayinla on the floor of the House.
Hon Ayinla called for the investigation of Local
Governments’ finances from May last year to date to guarantee transparency in
the Local Governments administration in the state.
He said the state Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman
Abdulrazaq invited Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and an independent
panel to look into the matter as the
governor has not touched Local Governments funds since he assumed office.
Reading the resolution of the House, the Speaker,
Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi Salihu announced
Hon. Ganiyu Afolabi Salahudeen (Omupo) as the Chairman of the ad-hoc
committee with Hon. Ambali O. Ibrahim (Owode/Onire), Hon. Mohammed Baba
Salihu (Okuta/Yashikira),Hon. John O. Bello (Lanwa/Ejidongari) and Hon. Jimoh Ali
Yusuf (Ilorin East) as members.
The Speaker charged the Ad-hoc committee members to
conduct thorough investigation into the matter and report back to House in the
next two weeks.
Also today, a Bill for a law to establish Kwara
State Geographical Information Service passed through first reading at today's
Meanwhile, four petitions were today laid before the
The petitions are petitions on N9 billion contract
scam of Kisi- Kaiama road, Lack of due process and Employment Racketeering at
Kwara State College of Education, Oro, Non payment of workers salaries of some Local Governments workers in Kaiama
Local Government by the previous administration and illegal acquisition of
The petitions were presented before the House
by member representing Ekiti
Constituency, Abdulganiyu Abolarin-Gabriel, member representing Afon Constituency, Wahab
Opakunle, member representing Irepodun Constituency, Felix Tayo Awodiji and
Muhammed Baba Salihu of Okuta- Yashikira Constituency
The Speaker Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakub Danladi Salihu referred
the four petitions to relevant House Committees for further legislative action
and report back to the House in due course.