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Kwara governor invites EFCC to probe LG funds

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has invited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to conduct an independent probe into funds so far received and disbursed to the 16 Local Government Areas between May 2019 and now.

A statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin on Tuesday said that panel of inquiry, comprising members from various backgrounds, will also be set up to look into the Local Governments’ funds.

The call becomes necessary in view of the outrageous claims by some persons that money to the tune of N300million was diverted monthly from LG accounts.

“The administration feels this deserves to be probed and laid to rest because governance is about public trust.

“Similarly, His Excellency appeals to the House of Assembly — which comprises the elected representatives of the people with oversight powers – to hold a public hearing on the said matter.

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