The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has asked the state House of Assembly to appropriate the sum of N85billion for the 23 Local Government Councils in the state for the year ending 31st December, 2023, few weeks before the general elections.
This was listed in an order paper of proceedings of the House on Monday, January 23, 2023.
The bill which came up for the first reading on the floor of the House was listed as the only agenda and business for the day.
It was titled “Messages from the Governor, At the commencement of Business, Notice of the Presentation of bill.”
it was learnt that the governor’s request has raised suspicion and sparked reactions among the lawmakers and stakeholders in the state, who described the bill as a “plot to loot the treasury of the state” considering the timing when general elections were close.
Sources revealed that the governor had alleged plans to divert the state resources to fund the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigns in the state and further impoverish the people.