By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Zamfara State Government Projects Verification Committee has revealed over 100 exotic cars purchased at N8.4billion from the state coffers and distributed to family and friends of the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari.
A statement signed by Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, made available on February 11, 2020 informed that this is just as over one thousand vehicles belonging to the State Government representing 66% of its total vehicles could not be accounted for.
It said that this was disclosed by the Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Abubakar Gusau when the Committee submitted its interim report to the State Governor today at the Government House.
Alhaji Gusau told the Governor that the same Yari administration refused to refund Hajj fare paid by some 2012 Hajj intending citizens who could not be airlifted to the tune of N35 million naira which the committee recommends that the state Government sponsors them for next hajj.
He said the school feeding Commission of the state was the most disgusting of their findings as the children are fed with food which the Chairman of the committee described as “Animalistic and ungodly. One will not feed one’s dog with the kind of near poison we saw in the name of food to these children”.
The Chairman said despite the poor provision of food, the number of the children was highly inflated. “In a school where a Principal claims to be feeding 700 students three meals a day, we repeatedly found less than 50 students feeding”.
Receiving the report, Governor Matawalle thanked the committee for a good job and promised to look into the report with the view of implement its recommendations.