The PDP in Katsina State has released a statement regarding the commission of enquiry inaugurated by H.E. Governor Aminu Bello Masari into the allege missing N70 billion under the previous PDP administration.
The statement read in part that “The PDP administration in Katsina followed due process in all its financial transactions”.
The statement also went ahead to list several illegal cash withdrawals and financial mismanagement alleged to have occurred “under the gleeful eyes” of the Governor such as the cash withdrawal of N589 million for what they call ‘guise Ramadan feeding’, Cash withdrawal of N500 million in the name of security related issues among others.
The statement further appealed to the commission to help the people of the state “in the spirit of fairness and justice to ascertain the status of the N14 billion left in the Local governments joint account by the previous administration of PDP which (it said) is now missing”.
Read the full Press Release bellow:
It could be recalled that the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has on Monday inaugurated an 11-man judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the alleged missing N70 billion during the administration of immediate past governor, Ibrahim Shema.
While inaugurating the commission on Monday in Katsina,
Masari said the decision became necessary as more
than 90 per cent of the money were illegally taken in
cash by some officials of the previous administration.
The commission is to be chaired by Muhammad Suraj.