ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDRY: ZAMFARA GOV GRANTS EFCC SEARCH ACCESS.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on November 10, 2022
Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle has offered to allow the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to access and search the property, which it alleges to have found stashed with huge sums of money for laundering, through a cash payment of salaries.
A statement by Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara said the move became necessary following what he described as the grandly designed connivance by enemies of Zamfara State to rupture the hard-earned reputation and progress of the Governor who has already directed his attorneys to officially communicate his position to the commission, including calls for the retraction of fake news by online platform SaharaReporters against his
“Government will not take it lightly with anyone who tries to add salt to security injury inflicted on the good people of the state, through tarnishing the good image of the governor or to be distracted from the efforts and successes being recorded in the fight against banditry in the state.”
The statement said that the governor since the assumption of office, almost four years ago, has administered the state responsibly despite the enormous security challenges and meager resources at the disposal of the government
It also said, the Zamfara State Government under Governor Bello Matawalle, has never paid its workers’ salaries through table payment, and cannot afford to do so at this material time when the government agreed to implement the National Minimum Wage of Thirty Thousand Naira.
Story By Adamu Silas