Africa New24 (AN24) recalls that on the 6th of June, 2019 as dated on the letter, the Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission filled a query on Sanusi over misappropriation of funds in his administration with a 48hrs ultimatum to respond to the charges before an appropriate decision is taken.
The Letter from the Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission read thus;
AN24 reports that in the letter signed by Abba Yusuf, acting secretary of Kano emirate council, Emir Sanusi said he is not the accounting officer of the emirate.
Read a full text of Emir Sanusi’s reply below;
I am directed to refer to your letter No. SSG/OFF/03/V.I, dated June 6th, 2019 to which was attached a copy of the report of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Chairman containing some allegations of financial misappropriation of the sum of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council.
You may wish to note that at the time His Highness was appointed Sarkin Kano, the exact amount in the account of the Kano Emirate Council was N1,893,378,923.38 (One Billion Eight Hundred and Ninety Three Million, Three Hundred and Seventy Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty Seven Naira, Thirty Eight Kobo Only).
It is also important to note that His Highness, Sarkin Kano is not the Accounting Officer of the Kano Emirate Council, but the Secretary of the Council. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to the various allegations contained in the report and accordingly give our responses as per the attached.
Please accept our best regards.