Tuesday, July 07, 2015

El-Rufai abolishes joint account, swears in 23 LG chairmen

Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai yesterday formally abolished ‘joint account’ and announced that his government will be remitting ten percent of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to local government councils in the state.                
El-Rufai stated this while swearing in Interim Management Committees of the state’s 23 local government councils.
“You have no excuse to fail. Perform and bring real development to our state at the local government level. I am using this occasion to fulfill our campaign promise, during the campaigns we said we will not hold local government funds if elected.
“Therefore, I am happy to inform you that the government under our watch has formally abolished joint account in Kaduna state, there will be no more holding local government funds hostage under the pretence of joint account.
“I also wish to inform you that the government will do its best to be remitting ten percent of the state’s Internally Generated Revenue to the local government areas of our dear state. Like I said, we must deliver, we can’t let our people down,” he said.

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