Kwara Governor to Sack Auditor-general for Misconduct, seeks Assembly’s Consent

Governor AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq has sought the consent of the Kwara State House Assembly to sack the state’s Auditor-general on account of gross misconduct.

 In a letter to the state House of Assembly on Thursday, the Governor requested the removal of Adeyeye and noted that the embattled auditor-general was found culpable of misleading the government and the general public.

In the letter titled “Removal of Mr Adeyeye.O. Samuel as Auditor-General of Kwara State,” Abdulrasaq noted that Adeyeye claimed that he had not been able to cashback the allocation due to his office, before he confirmed that he had accessed 30 per cent of the allocation as at June 2021.

According to the letter, “The Auditor-General indicted 67 ministries departments and agencies his publication of 2019 state Audit Report as only 13 MDAs were later confirmed by him to have audit queries.”

Governor Abdulrazaq said he is acting based on Section 127 of the 1999 Constitution and he wants Adeyeye to be removed forthwith as the Auditor-General of Kwara State.

Further findings revealed that Adeyeye was found wanting  following controversies triggered by the 2021 Kwara State audit report, in which he queried several unreceipted financial transactions of the state government, and drew the attention of the leading civil society organization in the state, Elite Network for Sustainable Development, ENetSuD.

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