Politics & Governance

Past Govt unlawfully appropriated over 90 properties in Kwara – Governor Abdulrazaq

By A’isha Raji

Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has revealed that over 90 properties built with public funds were unlawfully appropriated by some officials of the past administration led by Abdulfatah Ahmed. The governor said this action has only succeeded running the state down.

Abdulrazaq said the revelation had come from the report of the Senator Sulaiman Ajadi committee set up by his administration to probe the handling of public assets since 1999.

Speaking on his Facebook page, Abdulrahman said the action has stripped Kwara of necessary accommodation to host statutory dignitaries visiting the state.

He has however set up a 15-member committee to be inaugurated, Monday to undertake a comprehensive assessment and make recommendation where necessary in order to clean up the state while warding off environmental hazards.

The committee is chaired by former Chief Judge of the state Justice Raliat Elelu while the Secretary is Shuaib Abdulganiyu, an Assistant Director in the governor’s office.

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