Coordinator of ‘Mata Zalla’ speaks on alleged fraud labeled against her
The State Coordinator of a pro APC organization, Katsina State Women Development Initiative, popularly known as ‘Mata Zalla’, Hajiya Saratu Sa’a cleared the air while exonerating her self and her organization from the had allegations making the rounds that she defrauded 2,000 women in the state, describing the allegation as blackmail and lies.
Hajiya Saratu, who made this known to the press also said that the statement was mischievous and a attempt by the people who are jealous of them and felt they should be doing.
According to her, “It’s all lies and it was an attempt to blackmail and tarnish our image. It was only 2,000 women from Katsina central senatorial district that paid the sum of N1,300 each for the processing of their respective membership of this association.
Hajiya Saratu who also gave the breakdown of how the N1,300 was spent said registration form is N150, file jacket is N100, while members’ ID card is N700 and the total amount is N950 and the balance of N350 was kept for the maintenance of the organization’s office that has 15 staff.
She added, “Out of the N2.6 million generated from the sale of these forms, N1.9 million was utilized for the processing of the membership documentation for the 2,000 women. We have so far distributed N10 million to these 2,000 women, that is N5,000 to each of 2,000 registered women”.
The leader of the group, however urged the remaining 100 women to come forward for their N5,000 which she said was delayed as a result of the “mischievous” statement.
She called on women in the state to disregard the statement, saying that: “Governor Masari is fully in support of our activities. We met him and said that he is not aware of such statement and he advised us to go ahead with our activities”.
It could be recalled that the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, recently disowned the group for defrauding women.