The full Interim Report of examination by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has been discharged. The record, acquired by NAN Monday night, disclosed to Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to suspend Emir Muhammadu Sanusi for supposed misappropriation of N3.4billion.
The report uncovered how organizations it said were non-existent got a large number of naira. In one specific case, the commission complained that the total of N105million from the Kano Emirate’s record was paid to one Engr. Sunusi Tijani, Technical Officer to the Emirate Council at United Bank for Africa (UBA) somewhere in the range of 2014 and 2017.
The organization included that monies for cctv, voyages, inn settlement, phone calls, fuel, ventures among others were either swelled, botched or redirected. Features of the 19-page archive incorporates the prosecution of people, sums included, deterrent of examination by suspects and proposals.
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Fundamental REPORT OF INVESTIGATION IN RESPECT OF PETITION OF FINANCIAL MISAPPROPRIATION AGAINST KANO STATE EMIRATE COUNCIL UNDER THE PRESENT EMIR MUHAMMADU SANUSI II
The Commission is in receipt of a protest recorded by Concern Friends of Kano Emirate dated 28th March, 2017 on claim of Financial Misappropriation by Kano Emirate Council under the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II. The applicants raised a few charges verging on spending the assets without due respects to fair treatment. They claimed that, the Emir (Muhammadu Sanusi II) occupied with unpredictable spending without respects to fair treatment and the standard of law.
In the activity of its forces under the arrangements of Section 9 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (as revised) the Commission propelled an examination concerning the claim and in congruity with the arrangements of Section 15(2) and (3) of the Commission’s empowering law wish to advance the primer report of the examination to the Government. The sentiment of the Commission is that disciplinary move be made before further lawful activity.
Certainties OF THE CASE The case was at first recorded before the Commission by Concern Friends of Kano Emirate on claim of Financial Misappropriation by Kano Emirate Council under the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.
In their appeal they raised a few claims verging on spending the assets without respects to fair treatment. They affirmed that, the Emir (Muhammadu Sanusi II) spent more than Three Hundred and Sixty Million (N360,000,000.00) just in the arrangement of CCTV in the Emir’s Palace. This is notwithstanding uses on lodgings, contracted air ship and a lot more which applicants asserted to be well more than Four Billion Naira.
The examination started in 2017 through welcoming the officers who are straightforwardly associated with the upkeep of the Treasury of the Emirate for data and meeting and furthermore mentioned for pertinent records covering the said time of examination which the Emirate Council went along. In a similar vein, the Commission got a data from Ministry of Planning and Budget and Office of the Auditor General Local Government Audit in regard of:-
(a) Approved spending plan for the Emirate Council from 2013 to 2017
(b) Audited Financial Account of the Emirate Council from 2013 to 2017.
The Commission likewise got articulations from the Financial Controller of the Emirate who is additionally the Walin Kano Alh. Mahe Bashir Wali, Sarki Waziri the Deputy Secretary of the Emirate just as Rufa’I Buhari who is the Treasurer of the Emirate Council. At the pinnacle of our work during that period an examination concerning the exercises of Emirate Council was likewise started by State House of Assembly.
The Commission at that point sent a letter to the speaker of Kano State House of Assembly looking for explanation as to maintain a strategic distance from copied examination as revered under Section 16(1 )(an) of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as changed). The letter was properly recognized however never answered. (Duplicate appended). The Commission, as a characteristic of regard to the House and in decency to the gatherings under scrutiny stopped and suspended its examination.
It was after the conclusion of the Assembly’s examination that the Commission at that point chose to re-open and proceed with its examination so as to determine the genuine position of things. While the examination procedure was going on, another objection was held up via Cardinal Architecture Ltd. against the Emirate Council, explicitly the Chief of Staff who is the Danburam of Kano.
The organization claimed that it was granted a development work at Baban Daki and the cash was paid to Tri-C Nigeria Ltd. be that as it may, was never paid to them. The grumbling troubled on Eighty Four Million Nine Hundred Thousand and Twenty Three Naira (N84,900,023.00) just which was affirmed to have been criminally redirected for individual use.
This provoked the Commission to combine the protest and treat it as one. Over the span of examination, a welcome letter was served on four work force of the Emirate Council for dialog and explanation on certain consumptions acquired and the Commission trusted they are at the correct position to explain yet three people wouldn’t respect the welcome on the guidelines of the Emir.
By method for substantiating the attestation, Munnir Sanusi (one of the invitees) regarded the welcome of the Commission scarcely seven days before the resulting matter on a different case. The Commission likewise got important data from the lodgings, Airline organizations, voyaging offices and media transmission organizations. To assist activity, the examination officers additionally ventured out to some of theaffected organizations in Abuja and Lagos so as to get more data and explanation on certain reports in encouragement of the
examination. Discoveries The store being referred to is managed by the arrangements of Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004. The law gives under Section 4 that: 4.(1) “Each Local Government Council in the State will in regard of each timetable month contribute three percent (3%) of the measure of its month to month statutory assignment into the store
(2) The State Government will in regard of each schedule month contribute a sum equivalent to (10%) of the all out commitment of the Local Government Councils in the State made in accordance with sub-segment (1) into the Fund Section 8 Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004 which manages the use of the assets gives that:
8. The Fund will be used:-
(a) For the installment of compensations, compensation, stipends and other incidental advantages of the people depicted in the schedule,·
(b) To settle all costs of working and dealing with the undertakings of the Council and its properties;
(c) To settle the expense of such works of a capital sort as the Council may consider important now and again;
(d) To allow credits and make advances to the people on such termsand conditions as the committee may support; and
(e) To settle operational costs that might be brought about over the span of the general organization of the assets.
The timetable to which the above segment relates gives bury alia that
1. Emirate Councils and their staff;
2. Different workers of the Emirate Council;
3. Regal Guard (Dogara!);
4. Castle Staff (Yaran sarki);
5. People utilized for the organization of the Fund
The Law additionally commands the planning of the financial limit by the Emirate Council which is required to be transmitted to the Governor for fundamental activity obviously in similarity with Section 11 of the Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004.
Examination uncovered that the Emirate Council neglected to advance their gauge to the suitable specialists as legally necessary setting up the store for thought.
❖ From 2013 to 2017 Fifteen Million Naira (N 15,000,000.00) just was endorsed as spending plan for the Emirate yearly dependent on the accommodation of the Ministry of Planning and Budget vide correspondence No. MPB/PLN/S/309/V.l/62 dated 26th April, 2017. (Duplicate joined).
This propose, in any case there was no budgetary arrangement to approve all the supposed uses.
❖ The Commission additionally got an announcement from Financial Controller who affirmed that the Emirate Council supports its spending which showed a gross infringement of Section 120 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as corrected), Section 11 of the Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004 just as Section 26 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as altered).
❖ In the reason for the Commission’s examination a few uses that were brought about without following fair treatment or has all the earmarks of being suspicious were revealed. Gigantic entireties of cash were exchanged to certain banks accounts which were professed to be organizations’ records.
In any case, the organizations has all the earmarks of being either unregistered with the Corporate Affairs Commission or lethargic that can’t show up in the open inquiry of the organizations register. Examinations additionally demonstrates that those unregistered organizations are connected to a portion of the distinguished suspects in the emirate gathering. Examination will later uncover the valuable proprietors of those elements.
The suspicious exchanges are as per the following:-
1. MASPHAL ASSOCIATE:
The organization was paid the total of N100,000,000.00 in 2014 and N39,565,475.00 in 2015.
2. Undertaking PLANNER AND DEVELOPER COMP. LTD:
The organization was paid the complete total of N24,163,776.17 in 2014.
3. Current SOCIETY CONST. Organization
The organization got the whole of N749,107.00 in 2014 as installment for work.
4. WAVES STUDIO:
The whole of N9,484,500.00 was paid to the organization in 2014, the aggregate of N 1,977,900.00 in 2015, the total of N4,678,500.00 in 2016 and the total ofN616, 730.00
Buhari approves new appointment
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.
Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel
The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.
The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”
He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.
Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.
He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.
“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”
He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.
“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”
Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”
He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.
We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths
After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.
While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.
The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.
“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.
“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.
“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.
“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.
“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.
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