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Alleged money laundering: Matawalle to allow EFCC search properties

By Eniola Daniel
12 November 2022   |   4:52 am
Zamafara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has offered to allow access to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ransack the property it alleged to have found stashed with humongous amount of money for laundering through...

Zamfara State governor Bello Matawalle

Zamafara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has offered to allow access to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ransack the property it alleged to have found stashed with humongous amount of money for laundering through cash payment of salaries.

The state Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, explained that the offer became necessary in view of the connivance by enemies of the state and vanguards of disruption to rupture the hard-earned reputation and progress being recorded by the governor.

Dosara stated that to demonstrate the commitment of the state government in this direction, the governor has already directed his attorneys to officially communicate the offer to the agency and list of demands in this direction, including retracting the fake news by an online medium against his person.

The statement read: “Government will not take it lightly with anyone who tries to add salt to security injury inflicted on the good people of Zamfara through tarnishing the good image of the governor so as to be distracted from the efforts and successes being recorded in the fight against banditry in the state.

“The governor has since the assumption of office about four years ago 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 N30, 000. Governor Matawalle has been committed to the wellbeing, welfare and the security of lives and property of the people of the state and will not allow enemies of the state to distract him from the good job he has been doing.”