Zamfara: Former Gov Yari Reacts, Says N251bn Debt Allegations, Baseless

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Immediate past Governor Abdulaziz Yari
By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar has described the allegations that left a debt of over N251 billion as baseless and deliberate attempt to smear his reputation.
Yari stated this while addressing journalists at the APC state Secretariat in Gusau on Tuesday.
Yari said he left no any debt of any kind but rather left over N7 billion in the state coffers when he left on 29th May.
Yari who spoke through his media aide, malam Ibrahim Magaji Dosara said the crazy allegations by the PDP transition committee chairman cannot be swept under the carpet.
“I want to categorically state here that, the crazy allegations are not only untrue, unfounded and baseless, but also deliberate misconception, misrepresentation, misleading and calculated attempt to smear the good name and the record of former governor Yari Abubakar”, he said.
He said contrary to claim made by the transition committee chairman that over N151 billion was left as debt for ongoing projects, no contract certificate raised for the ongoing projects that was left unsettled.
“It is unfortunate for Malam Ibrahim Wakkala who served as deputy governor and chairman Finance and General Purpose Committee (State Tender Board) for 8 years, that he could not differentiate between conceived project, debt or liability or between loans and debt, and ongoing projects and debt”, he said.
Yari also said no bank loan was left unsettled as at the time of handing over and therefore the claims of the Wakkala led transition committee is null and void.
“I wish to unequivocally state without any fear of contradiction that no bank loan was left unsettled as at the time of handing over to the present administration”, he said.

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