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Kaduna

N432bn probe: El-Rufai drags Kaduna Assembly to court

The immediate past governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has filed a lawsuit against the Kaduna State House of Assembly over the N432 billion investigation findings.
The Kaduna State House of Assembly has commenced a probe into the financial transactions of the state government under former

 

El-Rufai’s son, Bello, disclosed that his father filed the suit against the defamation of his character by the state assembly.

Posting on X, Bello wrote: “Mallam Nasir El-Rufai filed a lawsuit against the Kaduna State House of Assembly today for Defamation of his Character, amongst other spurious, unfounded allegations levelled against his person.

“I advise they start compiling legal fees to defend their lies in court.”

Recall that El-Rufai’s administration was indicted to the tune of N423 billion.

On March 30th, 2024, Governor Uba Sani revealed during a town hall meeting that the state faced a substantial debt burden of $587 million, N85 billion, and 115 contractual liabilities inherited from the previous administration.

Sani had said the debt burden led to over 70% of the state’s allocation being used to service the inherited debt.




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