Connecting People in towns...

Empowering Youths

HOME | REGISTER | LOGIN | SEARCH |

Regions: NW | NE | NC | SE | SS | SW

Read/Write on: State | Town/Local

News | Politics | Health | Finance | Articles | Business | World

Make 75k/Mth Online learn more



Author Nasarawa Gov, Al-Makura replies request by SERAP to disclose security votes  (Read 266 times)

Description:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 9ja4real

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 527
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Nasarawa Gov, Al-Makura replies request by SERAP to disclose security votes   
       
 

 
  The Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has responded to a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) for details on the spending by the state on security votes over a period of eight years.This development was disclosed on Sunday in a statement by SERAP Deputy Director Kolawole Oluwadare.His response followed FOI requests SERAP sent last month to him and 35 other state governors as well as President Muhammadu Buhari, asking them to: “provide information on specific details of spending of appropriated public funds as security votes between 2011 and 2019, given the current security realities in the country.”The letter with reference number NS/MOJ/ADM/108/VOL1/65, and sent on behalf of Governor Al-Makura by the Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, read in part: “I refer to your letter dated 12th April 2019 requesting information on the spending of security votes by Nasarawa State between 2011 to date.“I am directed to draw your attention to the fact that the information being requested covers a period of eight years and will require more than 7 days to process. We shall revert to you as soon as the information is ready.”SERAP’s FOI requests to the 36 state governors and the federal government read in part: “’Section 14(2)(b) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as amended) provides that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.’ It is the security of the citizens that is intended and not the security of select individuals in public office. Transparency and accountability in the spending of security votes are critically important to fully implement this responsibility imposed on both the federal and state governments.”“We are concerned that rather than serving the citizens, the appropriation of public funds as security votes over the years would seem to serve high-ranking government officials at all levels—federal and states. We are also concerned that the practice of security votes entrusts discretionary powers to spend huge public funds on certain elected public officials who may not have any idea of operational issues on security matters.”“SERAP urges you to open-up on the matter and provide information and documents as requested. This will be one step in the right direction. Unless the information is urgently provided, Nigerians would continue to see the appropriation of public funds as security votes and the institutionalization of this cash in ‘Ghana Must Go bags’ practice as a tool for self-enrichment.”“The most general purpose of State power is to provide security for citizens and other residents and to enable them lead a life that is meaningful to them. However, the growing level of insecurity, violence, kidnappings and killings in Zamfara State and other parts of Nigeria suggest that successive governments—at both federal and state levels—have been unwilling or unable to satisfactorily implement this fundamental constitutional commitment.”

Linkback: https://naijasky.com/nasarawa-state/20/nasarawa-gov-al-makura-replies-request-by-serap-to-disclose-security-votes/41639/

" id="thumb_35277" data-pagespeed-url-hash="4162639929" onload="pagespeed.CriticalImages.checkImageForCriticality(this);



Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via twitter

xx
Nasarawa gov goes into isolation

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
91 Views
Last post March 26, 2020, 01:43:13 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
xx
NASARAWA STATE FREELANCERS

Started by naijatowns

0 Replies
3774 Views
Last post April 27, 2018, 10:28:53 PM
by naijatowns
xx
Nasarawa Gov's Aide Kidnapped

Started by Charles Dickson

0 Replies
65 Views
Last post April 05, 2020, 10:19:56 AM
by Charles Dickson
xx
Nasarawa State other information

Started by Charles Dickson

0 Replies
1650 Views
Last post September 02, 2019, 10:37:17 AM
by Charles Dickson
clip
Lawmaker defects to APC in Nasarawa

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
397 Views
Last post March 19, 2019, 04:38:19 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
xx
Nasarawa Gov's Aide Kidnapped

Started by Charles Dickson

0 Replies
62 Views
Last post April 05, 2020, 09:29:36 AM
by Charles Dickson
clip
Nasarawa gov makes 9 appointments

Started by one9ja

0 Replies
362 Views
Last post June 01, 2019, 06:14:46 PM
by one9ja
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
552 Views
Last post September 28, 2017, 06:54:06 AM
by graciebella
2 Replies
253 Views
Last post May 29, 2018, 12:13:08 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
0 Replies
280 Views
Last post October 03, 2018, 07:42:14 AM
by oneluv


Naijasky: The Largest Communities Platforms Online


States: Fct | Abia | Adamawa | Akwa-ibom | Anambra | Bauchi | Bayelsa | Benue | Borno| Cross-river | Delta| Ebonyi | Edo | Ekiti| Enugu | Gombe | Imo| Jigawa | Kaduna | Kano | Katsina | Kebbi | Kogi | Kwara | Lagos | Nasarawa | Niger | Ogun | Ondo | Osun | Oyo | Plateau | Rivers | Sokoto | Taraba | Yobe| Zamfara | Other Countries | 1000 Towns in Nigeria


Naijasky:2012-2020 | Swap | Contact | About Us | Policy | Terms Of Service | Blog Categories | Politics | Health | Autos | Property | Business | Finance | Love Marriage | Entertainment | Fashion | Music | Sport | Oil & Gas | Power | Aviation | Travel | Religion | Culture | Furniture | Job | Education | Motivation | Security | Small Business | Technology | Inverter | Shipping | Export-Import | Jokes | Others


Articles: Emirates | Kingdoms | Cultural Festivals | Languages | Tourist Attractions | Ethnic Groups | Mineral Resources | Business Directories | Museums | 500 Towns Histories | 774 LGA | Post on LGA |