The Katsina State House of Assembly committee that investigated diversion of fertiliser has indicted the chairman of the All Progressives Congress of Batagarawa LGA, Bala Garba, for diverting 1,228 bags of fertiliser. Subsequently, the Assembly has directed its clerkto write to the state government for appropriate action.
The Assembly had constituted the committee following a petition written to it by fadama farmers on the distribution fertiliser for this year’sirrigation farming.
Presenting the report, the committee’s chairman Salisu Rimaye said Garba was found to have tempered with government guidelines and that the missing fertiliser should be returned immediately for allocation to the beneficiaries.
He said Garba had misguided one Mustapha Habibu, a government official saddled with the responsibility of distributing the commodity in thearea, and Habibu should also be disciplined.