Former Minister Yusuf Maitama Is Dead

Former Nigerian minister, Senator Bello Maitama Yusuf, has died at the aged 76.

Yusuf, a former Senator from 1999-2007, died in the early hours of Friday at his residence in Kano after a brief illness.

A family member, Alhaji Hussani Dalhatu, confirmed his death to newsmen.

He said the late Sardauna of Dutse’s funeral prayer would take place after Jumu’at prayer at the Emir of Kano’s palace.

Yusuf was born in Gwaram, Jigawa State, in 1947. He was Minister of Interior in 1981 and Minister of Commerce in 1982.

In other news, An audit report has revealed that a former Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), unilaterally signed the Federal Government’s 2019 financial statement of N26tn.

The decision of the AGF was revealed following an audit report released to the Senate Public Accounts Committee, chaired by Senator Ahmed Wadada.

The Auditor-General of the Federation in a 2019 report submitted to the National Assembly, revealed that the former AGF single-handedly signed the document without counter-signing by the then Minister of Finance, against financial regulation.

The office of the Auditor-General quoted provisions of the Financial Regulations to support its claim.

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