Just a few days after the Kwara State Government begged personal people for medication to inventory its medical amenities earlier than its two years’ anniversary, the Ilorin West Local Government Area has adopted go well with.
The Chairman appointed by Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq to supervise the LGA started his model of begging by drafting a letter with account quantity to solicit funds from the general public.
The council is asking for cash from personal people on behalf of the federal government to execute some public tasks already budgeted for.
In a letter dated June 3, 2021, titled “Request for Financial Assistance to Execute Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) project for Ilorin West Local Government” and obtained by SaharaReporters, the council is requesting N250,000 from personal people throughout the state.
The letter was signed by Prof Muhammed A Siddiq, who’s the chairman, Finance Committee on behalf of the council Chairman.
A supply advised SaharaReporters that the council chairman “was so insensitive to send letters, not only to the All Progressives Congress bigwigs but also to some notable Peoples Democratic Party members, requesting for N250,000 from each of them.”
The letter partly reads, “I write on behalf of the Honourable Chairman, Alhaji Muktar Tosho, and your entire individuals of the native authorities to request for monetary help from you. The fund raised can be utilised by a 13-member committee in the direction of guaranteeing and facilitating a profitable Enumeration Area Demarcation train for the native authorities.
“The exercise is politically and economically important and cannot be overemphasised as a tool in bargaining for political power at all levels of governance.”
The committee’s account quantity, which belongs to at least one Alhaji Aluko Aliyu Amasa, was supplied within the letter.
“This is what governance has been diminished to beneath Abdulrazaq Government in Kwara. Since 1999, we have now not heard of the federal government begging for funds from residents to execute tasks of the state regardless of the large allocations voted to every native authorities.
“Recall that a report was released this morning on financial misappropriation taking place in the 16 local government areas of the state by people appointed to oversee the councils,” one other prime supply, who obtained the letter, said.