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Ex-Kwara commissioner reveals how he acquired govt chalet, automobiles

Sulaiman Kayode Yusuf, (aka Maja), a former Commissioner in Kwara State, has narrated how he acquired a authorities chalet at 2, Peter Tokula Road, GRA, Ilorin in 2004.

Yusuf, instructed Justice Olabanji Orilonise-led Judicial Panel of Inquiry on gross sales of Kwara State belongings, that he had occupied the chalet which he later acquired till now.

“Once I was given an appointment in 2003, the federal government allotted the 2 bed room flat property to me in 2004 when there have been no home windows, no doorways and asbestos,” he instructed the panel.

“It was offered to me on the price of N8.8m, I put in every little thing in the home, however the title was issued to me in March 2016.”

DAILY POST reviews that authorities chalets are often meant for visiting dignitaries to the state, as they’re purposely constructed to avoid wasting the price of perpetually accommodating such vital visitors in accommodations.

Yusuf, nevertheless, agreed with the panel’s counsel, Joseph Bamigboye, SAN, that authorities chalets are reserved for presidency’s visitors to avoid wasting lodge price, however alleged that the state govt council accredited the gross sales of the chalets at that interval.

Answering a query by the panel’s chairman whether or not the property was valued earlier than it was allotted to him, Yusuf mentioned, ” It was valued, however the then authorities didn’t inform him the quantity it was valued earlier than he was requested to pay N8.8m.

Yusuf, additionally a onetime chairman of the state Native Authorities Service Fee, pleaded with the panel to think about his well being and allocate one other condominium to him earlier than taking on the chalet from him.

The previous commissioner was additionally found to be illegally utilizing two automobiles with official quantity plates years after leaving authorities.

Commenting on the 2 automobiles discovered inside his premises, he disclosed that the bus was given to him from authorities home for marketing campaign in these days, however admitted intentionally placing authorities quantity plate on it, whereas the 307 automotive ” was an deserted automotive that the Ministry of Finance auctioned to me on the price of N70,000.

” When the panel visited my home, I defined to them that the bus was for marketing campaign, however I used to be the one who wrote the federal government home quantity on it.

” The opposite one was really a authorities quantity on the deserted automotive that the ministry of finance offered to me at about N70,000.

” It’s nothing to write down dwelling about. In actual fact, they’ve eliminated the highest engine,” Yusuf added.