We will handover those who embezzle KDSG to EFCC soon – El -rufai

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By; Abdull-Azeez Ahmed Kadir, Kaduna.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will resume operations in their newly acquired Kaduna office and the state government would hand over the case files of all those who have embezzled money belonging to the state in the past, Governor Nasir Ahmad El-rufai revealed.
Speaking on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Kaduna live vernacular programme on Saturday, El-rufai said he has been in touch with the chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu and keep him up to date on the development.
According to him, his administration discovered about 250 different accounts belonging to the state government with varied sums of money lodged into them, with some dating back to the military era without subsequent civilian administrations in the state having the knowledge of the accounts.
He claimed that with the introduction of the Treasury Single Account (TSA), his administration has saved the state large chunk of fund, blocked many leakages hitherto used by civil servants and politicians in the state to siphon fund and pilfer workers salaries.
According to him, the state now has in its TSA the sum of 22 billion naira from which it draws to make up for any shortfall at any given time.
The Governor stressed that as a result of the introduced rigorous verification exercise of the state workforce, they now save about 500 million naira monthly as the monthly wage bill came down from 2.7 billion to 2.2 billion naira.
He apologized to workers in the state for the inconveniences the verification exercises must have caused them. He assured that the whole workforce in the payroll department was changed for new and fresh hands to give room for accountability and transparency.
The Governor however denied buying new vehicles for his convoy asserting that he is still using the old vehicles he used for electioneering campaigns except for a Mercedes Benz he met on ground, revamped and he is using now.

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