Mr. El-Rufai said he budgeted an annual grant to support the judiciary.
The Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has filed a petition to the National Judicial Council, NJC, to investigate Nasir El-Rufai, over the annual grant he gave to the judiciary during his tenure as the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Mr. El-Rufai in his book, The Accidental Public Servant, said that he decided to “budget an annual grant to support the judiciary to procure court recording and automation equipment”.
The statement prompted the CSNAC to petition the NJC over the legality of the allocation by the former Abuja minister.
“We are now aware that these grants/allocation were outside the FCT judiciary budget. We are, therefore, by this petition demanding that the National Judicial Council, NJC, undertake a thorough investigation into these allocations,” the CSNAC said
The group, ‘a coalition of over a hundred and fifty anti-corruption organisations that sets out to fight against corruption and to enthrone transparency accountability in Nigeria’, called on the NJC to make public the outcome of the investigations so as to guarantee the integrity of the judiciary.
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