Governor Matawalle invites EFCC to search his property over allegation of stashed money

The Zamafara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawallen Maradun, has invited the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ransack the property it alleged to have found stashed with humongous amount of money.

This is coming days after the anti-graft agency revealed that three serving state governors are under monitoring over moves to launder cash through table payment of salaries to workers.

The EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa noted that two of them were from the North, while the third one was from the southern part of the country.

Meanwhile, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, the Zamfara state Commissioner for Information, said in a statement that “the offer became necessary in view of the grand designed connivance by enemies of Zamfara state and vanguards of disruption to rupture the hard-earned reputation and progress of the Governor.”

Describing the reports as “fake news”, Dosara said the ”Government will not take it lightly with anyone who tries to add sult to security injury inflicted on the good people of Zamfara through tarnishing the good image of the Governor to be distracted from the efforts and successes being recorded in the fight against banditry in the state.”

“The Governor has since the assumption in office about four years ago as the Executive Governor of the state, has been administering the state in the most responsible ways and manner, credibility, in spite of the enormous security challenges and meagre resources at the disposal of the government and cannot be allowed to turn subject of relegation and ridiculing in the eye of the public.” 

“Zamfara state government under Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has never paid its workers salary through table payment and cannot afford doing so at this material time when the government agreed to implement the national minimum wage of Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000)”.

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