Kwara State Government to Probe Alleged Diversion of N300M LG Funds

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The Kwara State Government has set up an 8 man probe panel to investigate the alleged diversion of Federal Government allocations to the 16 local government councils in the state.

According to the Governor, Abdularahman Abdulrazaq, the panel is also mandated to probe how the share of the internally generated revenue accrued to the local government councils was spent between May 29 2019 and August, 2020.

According to spokesperson to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye who announced the development through a statement.

“In pursuance of the powers conferred on the governor of Kwara state, under the Commission of Inquiry Law CAP C17 Laws of Kwara state, 2006 and other enabling law in that regard, l Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the Governor of Kwara state, hereby constitutes a panel of inquiry into local government federal allocations and IGR accruing to local government councils from May 29, 2019 to date.”

The panel which is chaired by retired justice Mathew Olabamiji Adewara, is expected to confirm the exact amount of monies received from the Federal purse during this period as well as monies received from the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service.

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The monies received by the local government councils from other sources, domiciled with the Joint Allocation Account Committee is also expected to be investigated by the panel including an alleged monthly deduction of N300M from the LG council funds by the Kwara state government.

The panel will also discover if the state government borrowed funds to pay salaries of state and local government workers and has two weeks to submit its findings.

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