By Jimoh Sulyman
Banks have been warned to desist from disbursing state funds to the 16 TIC LG chairs who were recently sacked by the Kwara state high court.
This warning was issued by a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Zakari Mohammed, in a statement issued on Monday which National Pilot obtained a copy of.
The former legislator stressed that, until the order of the court is vacated, further disbursement of the state revenue may be deemed illegal and therefore refundable, after the court has already ordered the Governor to recover to the state treasury all the benefits and remunerations already paid to the members of the illegal TIC.
As He further admonish the financial institutions, Zakari noted that, “Financial institutions, as creations of the law, should be strictly guided by the letters of the law and due diligence, and must refrain from acting only for the purpose of expected government patronages”.
Zakari who represented Baruten/Kaiama federal constituency at the 7th and 8th National Assembly and spokesperson, 7th Assembly, also called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to keep a closer watch on further withdrawals from banks by the illegal transitional implementation committees.
It will be recalled that, in a judgement made by Jon. Justice Gegele of Kwara High Court, the court ruled that the State government and State Governor do not have right to use Kwara State resources to fund purported Transitional implementation committee/ caretaker or any other name whatsoever called as stated by sections 1(1), 7(1) and 15 (5) of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
By Jimoh Sulyman