Kwara State Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has set up of a commission of 6 men inquiry, to investigate the sale and unlawful acquisition of government properties between May 29, 1999, and May 29, 2019.
This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Tuesday and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.
He disclosed that the commission would be chaired by Justice Olabanji Orilonishe (rtd) and other members including Job Kolawole Buremoh, Isiaka AbdulKarem, Safiya Usman, Alhaji Salihu Yaru and Muhammed Baba Orire as the Secretary.
Gov. AbdulRazaq said that the commission would be vested an audacity to hold public hearings involving various stakeholders and persons who might have benefited from the sale or acquisition of the properties.
He said, ”The term of reference of the commission include to identify Kwara government’s properties including shares, stocks and bonds sold, disposed of or unlawfully acquired between May 29, 1999, and May 29, 2019.
“Examine the rationale behind the sale, disposal or acquisition of the properties and determine whether there was compliance with the existing guidelines, rules and regulations governing the sale, disposal, or acquisition of government properties.
“Determine whether the disposal of government-owned shares, stocks and bonds were done in the best interest of the state.
“Make recommendations in respect of recovering the government properties wrongfully sold or disposed of or unlawfully acquired.”
The Gov. Also said that the commission was expected to recommend appropriate sanctions against every individual found involved in the disposal, wrongful or unlawful acquisition of such properties.
He warned that the government would also put in place appropriate measures to prevent government properties against unlawful sale, disposal or aquisition in future.