Anti-Corruption agency investigates Kano emirate council over questionable spending

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[Kano]–The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has opened an investigation into the accounts of the Kano Emirate Council over allegations of ‘questionable expenditures’ running into billions of Naira over a short period of time.

According to Daily Trust,a source at the anti-corruption agency had disclosed that the Emirate Council’s secretary and treasurer have been summoned to shed light on how over N4billion was expended and to present legal instruments backing the expenditure.

The source further reveals that the staff were asked to be at the commission’s office on May 2, 2017.

It should be noted that the Kano Emirate is a traditional state in Northern Nigeria with headquarters in the city of Kano, capital of the modern Kano State.

Preceded by the Emirate of Kano the Council was formed in 1903 after the British pacification of the Sokoto Caliphate.

On June 8, 2014, former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II was selected Emir to succeed Bayero who died in 2014 after reigning for 50 years.

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