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Matawalle writes EFCC over money laundering allegation

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

A statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara explains that the offer became necessary in view of the grand designed connivance by those he called enemies of Zamfara to rupture the hard-earned reputation and progress of the Governor.

It says the Governor has already directed his attorneys to officially communicate to the agency the offer and listed some demands, including the retraction of the fake news by the Sahara Reporters against his person.

“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 to be distracted from the efforts and successes being recorded in the fight against banditry in the state.

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

The statement says the state government under Governor 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.

It adds that the Governor is 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.”

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu