Go And Read Your Constitution!!! I Am Ready To Open My Books For Any Probe – Saint El-Rufai Goes On A Bloody Rant

By Post-Nigeria October 12, 2017 11:28

Go And Read Your Constitution!!! I Am Ready To Open My Books For Any Probe – Saint El-Rufai Goes On A Bloody Rant

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that part of the billions of naira allocated to Governors as security votes, are used to pay informants.

The Governor, who spoke at an interactive session with Nigerian Youths in Abuja, said there were a lot of misconceptions about security votes.

According to him, his security vote was being controlled by the Secretary to the State Government.

The Governor said: “Go and read your Constitution. The State House of Assembly has the power to appropriate anything, and security vote is a line charge in the budget and so. It is not illegal. But it is how it is used is the issue.

“I am ready to open the books for those willing to audit my security votes.

“I know of a former Governor who used to collect N1.5 billion in cash as security votes and come to Abuja. It has been subjected of abuse, and that is not how it should be. The idea of security vote is for the Governor to have discretionary funds to deal with emergency situations, because you do not know when you will have security challenges, and you need money to be able to respond to these challenges.

“Sometimes, you need money to pay for information and sometimes, you cannot imagine the type of people you pay as informant, because armed robbers patronize a lot of places, and you need to know what they are planning next. Another use of security vote is to support security agents in the States.”

 

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