Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, has stated that his predecessor, Bello Matawalle, spent N2,794,337,500 on vehicles and failed to leave them behind upon his exit from office last Monday.
The governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Sulaiman Bala Idris, in a statement on Saturday, noted that the vituperation by the Zamfara APC in a desperate defence of the looting orchestrated by former governor was a further confirmation that the party had drifted into the abyss of confusion and failure.
He said a contract was awarded by the former governor, for the purchase of vehicles to be distributed to dignitaries and other Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) at N1,149,800,000.
It added that the contract for the purchase of the vehicles was awarded to Hafkhad Properties and Facilities Management Nig. LTD.
He also added that Matawalle and his deputy should return all the missing vehicles with five working days.
“We have communicated officially to former Governor Bello Matawalle and his deputy to return all the missing vehicles within five (5) working days.”