N37b refund missing under Yari – Zamfara govt


Zamfara government said N37 billion refunded to the State on the projects it implemented by Federal Government during the last administration is missing.

Speaking to newsmen in Gusau, the State Commissioner for Finance, Rabiu Garba, accused the administration of Abdulaziz Yari of misappropriating the fund adding that the government has alerted security agencies to recover the money.

“We understood that the cost of the verified projects at the Federal Ministry of Works stood at over N37 billion.

“But when we asked for refunds of the said amount, it was confirmed by both the Federal Ministry of Works and the Debt Management Office that the amount had been paid fully.

“On further investigation, we gathered that the money was collected by the Director-General of Nigerian Governors’ Forum and one lady who also worked in the same place on instructions from former Zamfara government.

“We wonder how people who are not indigenes of the state nor have they ever worked for the state should collect such a colossal amount on behalf of the government and people of Zamfara,” Garba said.


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