Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has said that over 90 properties built with public funds were unlawfully appropriated by some officials of the past administration.
The governor made this known on Sunday in Ilorin while naming a
15-member committee to undertake a comprehensive assessment and
recommendation of the Kwara State Social Assessment Vulnerable
AbdulRazaq condemned the illegal acquisition of government properties,
saying the development underpins the impunity with which the state was
almost run aground.
The committee is to be chaired by former Chief Judge of Kwara State
Justice Raliat Elelu, while the Secretary is Shuaib AbdulGaniyu, an
assistant director in the Governor’s Office.
AbdulRazaq said the damning revelations of illegal sales of
government’s properties came from the report of the Sen Sulaiman Ajadi
Committee which he had set up to probe the handling of public assets
He lamented how such action has stripped Kwara State of necessary
accommodation to host statutory dignitaries visiting the state.
“The Senator Ajadi committee did a very good job. They submitted two
reports and we’re waiting for the final report.
“It is unfortunate that from my little reading of it so far, people
just shared government property as if it was their fiefdom.
“They did not even think for one second that it was government
property,” he added.
The Governor said the Raliat Elelu Committee will look into
environmental issues such as unlawful dumping of waste and other
violations that hurt public planning and endanger public health.
“If you drive through our major roads, you will see rubbish all over
the places. But give us time all these will be a thing of the past,”
the Governor said.