President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami and/or applicable anti-corruption companies to urgently examine corruption allegations in the usage of the month-to-month federal allocations to the 774 native governments within the nation via the 36 state governors and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), in an open letter to additionally sought investigations into the alleged complicity of governors in corruption instances involving native authorities allocations between 1999 and 2019.
The letter was copied to Mr. Malami, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and Mr. Ibrahim Magu, appearing chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This adopted the reported arrest final week by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of 16 native authorities chairmen in Kwara State, who had been suspended by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for allegedly misappropriating N4 billion mortgage meant for paying academics’ salaries and native authorities pensioners.
In the letter dated November 1 and signed by the deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, the organisation stated Investigating state governors and native authorities chairmen over allegations of corruption and abuse of energy in the usage of federal allocations meant to offer public items and companies would finest serve most of the people pursuits and welfare.