Governor Matawalle of Zamfara State vows to recover N90billion siphoned by Ex-Governor Yari

Dr Bello Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara State

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State says that he would recover over N90billion from his predecessor, Ex-Governor Abdulaziz Yari.

According to the governor, the huge sum was siphoned by Yari through inflation of contracts in the state.

“I will implement the committee’s report to ensure that all those involved in the scandal were brought to justice,” the governor said while speaking during the presentation of interim report from the state’s projects verification committee.

Matawalle had setup a contract verification committee headed by Ahmed Zabarma. The committee uncovered the huge sum of N90billion diverted during the administration of Ex-Governor Yari.

According to the committee, under Yari’s administration from 2011 to 2019, 6,180 contracts were awarded and many of such contracts were either poorly executed or not done at all, while the contract sums were also inflated.

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