Kaduna council areas allegedly asked to contribute N110m for “additional security” during Buhari’s visit

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A document purported to be from the Kaduna state ministry of Local Government Affairs, directing 11 of the 23 Local Governments Areas to contribute N10 million each for “additional security” during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state has gone viral on the social media. Buhari arrived Kaduna on Wednesday night from Banjul, The Gambia, for a two day working visit from Thursday to Friday.
The document dated January 19, 2022, and signed by Iliyasu Hussaini, Director Inspectorate, for the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, directed 11 LGAs to contribute N10 million each, “to cater for additional security support to security agencies and logistics” during the President’s visit.
The memo was addressed to the council chairmen of: Jama’a, Kaura, Zangon Kataf, Chikun, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Igabi, Zaria, Sabon Gari, Giwa and Soba.
The document reads:
“APPROVAL TO PROVIDE SECURITY TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT
“I am directed to convey approval for the following Local Governments to incur expenditure, to cater for additional security support to Security Agencies and logistics, preparatory to the visit of the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to
Kaduna State for commissioning of projects…
“You are requested to ensure strict compliance with budgetary provisions, financial rules and regulations on the expenditure, please.”
It could not be established the whether the LGAs contributed the money.
The state government was yet to react to the viral document.

The document

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