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Governors Forum El-Rufai allegedly accused of wielding power over Paris Club refund

The refund of over-deducted Paris Club loan has raised allegations that Gov El-Rufai is wielding more power in the Governors Forum.

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Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state Governor play

Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state Governor


Following the decision by the Federal Government to reimburse states with N522.7billion over deducted Paris Club debt refund, there are allegations of power tussle in the Governors Forum.

According to reports, Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has been alleged to be wielding more power than other governors in the decision of the governors over the remitted funds.

It is been alleged that following the appointment of El-Rufai's special adviser on investment, Jimi Lawal as the consultant to mediate for the Governors Forum, the Kaduna state governor has been wielding more power in the decision being made on the remittance of the Paris Club debt refund.

Nasir El-Rufai play

Nasir El-Rufai

(Daily Post)


It was further alleged that Lawal was made the consultant following the emergence of Gov El-Rufai in 2015, hence displacing the former consultant - a legal counsel from South West Nigeria.

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The Governors Forum, which is chaired by the Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, is yet to make a statement on the wild allegations.

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