Zamfara govt approves probe of ex-governor Yari over alleged N107b scandal

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has permitted the organising of a fee of inquiry to probe huge misappropriation of over N107 billion by the rapid previous administration within the State, led by Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari.

The determine is a complete sum of cash found to have been misappropriated between 2011 to 2019.

The choice to arrange the Fee was reached on the State’s Government Council Assembly.

This was contained in a press assertion signed and issued to newsmen in Gusau, the State capital, by the Particular Adviser to the governor on media and public enlightenment, Hon. Zailani Bappa.

“That is partly a fallout of the ultimate report of the Alhaji Ahmad Zabarma Committee constituted on the wake of this administration to seek out out the depth of engagement by the final administration by way of public funds and procurement which was equally submitted to the Governor in the present day on the Authorities Home.

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“The committee earlier disclosed that the final administration may need squandered the funds of the State authorities to the tune of over N107 billion which couldn’t be correctly accounted for.

“As an illustration, the sum of N10 billion was found to have been paid to the State authorities from the Federal Authorities by e-payment which additionally disappeared by way of e-payment inside two days with none document of it within the applicable books.

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“One other ten billion discovered to have been paid in two tranches have been found to have landed within the accounts of two bureau de change corporations in Kano. Different shoddy offers concerned many contracts awarded and both not executed or partly executed,” it said.

In response to the Committee, it was additionally found that over 1000 assorted autos have been stated to have been bought by the final administration with out hint of these autos.

“The State authorities, due to this fact, owes it as an obligation to not permit these findings to be swept below the carpet with out correctly addressing them”, the federal government added.

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