February 22, 2018

Kano Accountant-General resigns

Kano Accountant-General resigns


By AbdulSalam Muhammad

KANO- The Kano state Accountant-General, Aisha Bello, Thursday tendered her resignation to the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The development was coming barely thirty months on the saddle as the first female Accountant General in a conservative state.

A three paragraphs letter signed by the former Kano Chief Accountant gave no reason for her resignation.

Mrs Bello in the letter obtained by Vanguard said “it is with huge sense of responsibility that I hereby tender my letter of resignation from the services of Kano state government with effect from 22 February , 2018.”

Bello was for first appointed as Commissioner for Budget and planning 22June, 2015, before she moved to occupy the position of Accountant General, August 12,2016.

Vanguard learned that outgone public officer had once tendered her resignation to the governor last year, citing insubordination by the sub-treasurer and inability to discharge her responsibilities without interference but Mr Ganduje allegedly rejected her resignation.

Mrs Bello, who served as commissioner for Planning and Budget before her appointment as accountant general, was recently investigated by the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission for alleged arbitrary release of fund without the governor’s approval.

But credible sources at the state anti-corruption agency told our reporter that the commission “thoroughly investigated her and found her clean”.

“The Accountant-General may be angry that those found culpable and indicted were not punished by the state government,” said an inside source who preferred anonymity.
Aisha Bello’s resignation letter.