Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, on Monday, constituted an 8-man probe panel to research the Federal authorities allocations accruing to the 16 native authorities councils within the State.
The panel can even probe the councils’ share of the Internally Generated Income from Might 29, 2019, to this point.
An announcement by his spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Monday evening in Ilorin, introduced the structure of the panel.
“In pursuance of the powers conferred on the governor of Kwara State, below the Fee of Inquiry Regulation CAP C17 Legal guidelines of Kwara State, 2006 and different enabling legislation in that regard, l Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the Governor of Kwara State, hereby represent a panel of inquiry into native authorities federal allocations and IGR accruing to native authorities councils from Might 29, 2019, to this point,” the assertion famous.
The phrases of reference of the panel embody amongst others, to establish the quantities acquired by native authorities councils as statutory allocation from the Federal authorities from Might 29, 2019 to this point.
It would additionally decide and confirm the quantities acquired by the native governments as IGR from the Kwara State Inside Income Service, KWIRS, from Might 29, 2019 to this point.
The panel will decide and confirm the quantities acquired by the native governments from different sources into the Joint Allocation Account Committee, JAAC, from Might 29, 2019 to this point.
It’s additional mandated to research the veracity of the declare of N300m month-to-month deductions by the Kwara state authorities from the native authorities funds from Might 29, 2019, to this point.
The probe panel, which has two weeks to submit its report, can even decide whether or not the state authorities borrowed cash from banks or monetary establishments to pay salaries at any cut-off date from Might 29, 2019 to this point.
It would additional decide the duplicity or in any other case by any Kwara state public official on the matter of native authorities funds and the way the funds talked about above have been spent month-to-month by the JAAC.
DAILY POST studies that the structure of the probe panel is coming after the governor’s official request to the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, and the state legislature to probe the matter.
The panel has retired Justice Mathew Olabamiji Adewara, because the chairman and Mrs Sabitiyu Grillo, a Everlasting Secretary because the secretary.