The House of Representatives says that Kaduna State governor, Nasir el’Rufai was trying to be clever in publishing some items on his security vote the way he did.
el’Rufai, on Monday, accepted a challenge from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to release details of his security votes.
The governor had gone ahead to do just that as well as details of his salary and allowances, and asked the National Assembly to make details of their budget public.
But chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas, said that Dogara’ s charge to el-Rufai was that he should champion the cause of transparency in all arms of government, beginning with the judiciary, the executive and also to extend it to the governors.
Namdas added that in the presence of el- Rufai, the Speaker had directed the bureaucracy of the National Assembly to publish the budget of the legislature, beginning with the 2017 budget, when passed .
Namdas added , “He also talked about the security votes of local government councils; how are the governors spending funds? That has not been addressed. But, what is important is that the National Assembly bureaucracy has already been directed to publish the details of the budget.
Dogara gave this directive right in the presence of el-Rufai. The budget will soon be passed”, he said.
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