Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State, has promised that his government will recover the N90bn from former governor Abdulaziz Yari, which was allegedly diverted through inflation of contracts.
The Zamfara State Governor stated this during the presentation of the interim report from the state’s projects verification committee.
Governor Matawalle vowed that he will make sure the stolen funds from the state government treasury are returned.
“I must implement the committee’s report to ensure that all those involved in the scandal were brought to justice.”
The chairman of the committee, Ahmed Zabarma, while speaking on the report of the committee noted that the committee uncovered a large sum of money diverted by the Yari’s government.
Zabarma called on the state governor to set up a committee of enquiry to ensure the recovery of the looted money.
He further stated that between 2011 and 2019, Yari’s administration awarded 6,180 contracts at various locations in the state
“Many of such contracts were either poorly executed or not done at all, while the contract sums were also inflated,” he said.