Katsina State House of Assembly has warned local government officials against diversion of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)
From Muawiya Bala Idris, Katsina
Katsina Assembly warns against IGR diversion
The Chairman, Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs of the House, Garba Hussaini Dankajiba revealed this at the end of budget defence for local governments.
Dankajiba directed council officials to ensure that all revenues collected are remitted into government account.
He said the committee will closely monitor sending of local government IGR and anyone found misusing public fund will be dealt with.
On leasing of local government vehicles, Dankajiba directed beneficiaries of the leasing agreement to return the vehicles or face prosecution.
He described the leasing agreement of the vehicles as illegal and has no blessing of the State House of Assembly.
The lawmaker said the vehicles should be used for the communities instead of leasing them to individuals.
He also directed local government officials to ensure that beneficiaries of housing scheme settle payment to the government.
The legislator said most of the beneficiaries of the housing scheme have been using them for many years without making full payment to government.