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Balarabe Musa Urges Kaduna To Plug Economic Loopholes

Posted: Jul 29, 2015 at 4:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Juliet Oyoyo –   Kaduna


Onetime Governor of Kaduna State and Chairman of the Peoples

Redemption Party (PRP), Alhaji Abdulkadri Balarabe Musa has called on the Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai-led government in the state, to tighten the various channels through which government was deprived of huge economic fortunes.

Speaking with newsmen in his residence in Kaduna, Musa said that during the time of the PRP government in the old Kaduna state, the priority of his administration was to block all areas where revenue were could be diverted.

The former governor, a Chartered Accountant by profession, urged Mallam Nasir el-Rufai to focus his attention on how to generate revenue for the state through a well coordinated Revenue Board, Vehicle Inspection (VIO), the market and other government agencies, which have remained a drain pipe for some government functionaries.

Musa advised the government to strengthen these areas effectively and allow those trained for the job to do it and avoid interference.

He likened it to “a situation where all the duty of revenue generation, for example on vehicle document and license are given out to consultants which was an avenue to siphon public funds”.

Musa also urged the government to “pay particular attention to revenue generation, make correction where necessary and effective use of revenue generated, to have value for money and fulfilment on the part of the electorates.”

He added, “I want to call on Governor El-Rufai to strengthen all areas of Internally Generated Revenue in the state rather than rely on Federal Government for assistance always”.

He commended the state government on the verification exercise on civil servants being conducted in the state and urged it to make sure that the exercise worked in order to save the state from fraudulent practices allegedly going on within the system.

“The verification is very necessary and must be made to work” Musa concluded.