I am not afraid of probe –Yero

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Mis­bahu Bashir, Kaduna

Kaduna State Gover­nor Mukhtar Ra­malan Yero has said that he is pre­pared to face any in­quiry by the state House of As­sem­bly.

Yero said this at a one-day sem­i­nar on “im­ple­men­ta­tion of the ap­proved 2014 budget” or­ga­nized for govern­ment of­fi­cials.

He said for pub­lic ex­pen­di­ture to be free of cor­rupt prac­tices, leg­is­la­tors have to carry out their over­sight du­ties ef­fec­tively.

Yero, who said he has no case to an­swer in terms of bud­getary ex­pen­di­ture, added: “I don’t look at over­sights as witch-hunt­ing and even if that is the case, I have no fear be­cause the records are there. The House should make over­sight more con­sis­tent and not only when a budget is pre­sented that you be­gin to go for in­spec­tion. You have to go at all times and if you find any prob­lem, please cor­rect us.”

“I want reg­u­lar over­sights be­cause there is no way you can have a good ex­ec­u­tive with­out a good leg­is­la­ture,” he said.

Re­spond­ing, Speaker of the state House of As­sem­bly, Shehu Tahirm, said law­mak­ers will carry out their over­sight func­tions re­li­giously.

“Par­lia­men­tary over­sights seeks to pro­mote and en­hance govern­ment ac­count­abil­ity and trans­parency by en­sur­ing that the ex­ec­u­tive and those bod­ies to whom author­ity have been del­e­gated, re­main re­spon­si­ble and ac­count­able in the per­for­mance of their func­tions,” he added.

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