The Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPSD) has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) demanding the investigation of the misappropriation and diversion of the N499 million meant for the purchase of fertilizers by the former Governor of Zamfara State Abdulazeez Yari.
The group in a petition to the Chairman of the Commission through the Sokoto Zonal office of the (EFCC) urged the Commission to invite, investigate and possibly prosecute the former Governor and the Managing Director, Zamfara State Agricultural Supply Company Limited for illegal withdrawals and misappropriation of funds belonging to the Zamfara State Government.
Dr Shinkafi in the petition alleged that “the fertilizer dealers Associations in Zamfara State deposited the sum of three hundred and seventy million eight hundred thousand Naira (N370,800,000) only, which is equivalent to the value of 103 trucks and 278 bags of fertilizer.
Dr. Shinkafi, however, vowed that nobody can embezzle Zamfara State Government’s resources and go unpunished, saying that many corrupt practices occurred during the tenure of the former Governor Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari.
“We are demanding that the anti-graft commissions should invite, investigate and prosecute former Governor Abdul Aziz Yari and the Managing Director Zamfara State Agricultural Supply Company for illegal withdrawal and misappropriations of the N499m fertilizer funds”