Zamfara gov constitutes 5-member committee of inquiry to recommend reports on past administration

The Zamfara State government has constituted a five-member committee of inquiry to recommend on the reports of investigation of local government projects executed by the immediate past administration of former Governor Abdulazeez Yari in the state.

Addressing newsmen on Wednesday evening, the state deputy governor, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad, shortly after the state executive council meeting held at Government House, Gusau, said there were a lot of abnormalities on the contract awarded by the past administration in the state.

According to him, the committee is headed by the former chief judge of Katsina State, Justice Abdullahi Yusuf with four other members drawn within and outside the state.

He explained that the present administration of Governor Bello Matawalle earlier on set up a committee which investigated projects that were executed under the ministry for local government during the immediate past administration.

“When we took over the leadership of the state, a committee was set up under commissioner ministry of works Ibrahim Isah Mayana Gusau as chairman to investigate local government projects awarded by the past administration, which they submitted their reports.”

He maintained that based on the reports submitted by the committee, the state government shortly after executive council meeting held today, approved the constituted committee of inquiry for the reports.

At the meeting also, members of the state executive council have approved the cancellation of all contract that was awarded and later reviewed upward by the immediate past administration in the state.

“All payments made with review variation would be returned to the state government by the contractor.”

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