- Yakubu Dogara. the Speaker of the House of Representatives, challenged governor Nasir El-Rufai to extend his call for budget transparency in the National Assembly to other arms of government
- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has accepted the challenge and presented specific details of the Kaduna state security budget
- The Kaduna state governor has challenged Dogara and the leadership of NASS to show Nigerians details of their budget
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has fired back at the National Assembly (NASS), over calls for the extension of budget transparency to other arms of government.
In a series of Tweets, the Kaduna state government challenged Honorable Yakubu Dogara and the leadership of NASS to show Nigerians their budget, this he did by presenting specifics of the state's security budget.
Below are the tweets as obtained by NAIJ.com.
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Friday, April 7, challenged the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, to extend his call for budget transparency in the National Assembly to other arms of government.
Dogara was speaking at the closing of a retreat for the management of the National Assembly. The retreat held in Kaduna.
The speaker reacted to a statement credited to Mr. el-Rufai, urging the legislature to make its budget public.
Dogara said governors should, in the spirit of accountability and transparency, publish how they utilise funds allocated to local governments and how they spend their security votes.
“I will like to challenge him (El-Rufai) to champion this cause for transparency in the budgetary process from the National Assembly to other arms of government beginning with the judiciary,” he said.
“What do they spend monthly as security votes, and if they can publish what happens to local government funds under their jurisdictions, that will help our discussion going forward.”
Below are some reactions to the developing rift between the Kaduna state government and the National Assembly.