The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has offered to allow the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to search his property.
He is allowing the EFCC to search his property after the agency alleged to have found stashed with huge amounts of money for laundering through a cash payment of salaries.
In a press statement signed by the state Commissioner of Information, Hon. Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, the offer became necessary because of the connivance by enemies of Zamfara State and vanguards of disruption to rupture the hard-earned reputation and progress of the Governor.
“To demonstrate the commitment of the state government in this direction, the Governor has already directed his attorneys to officially communicate to the agency this offer and list of demands in this direction, including retracting the fake news by the Sahara Reporters against his person.
“The government will not take it lightly with anyone who tries to add salt to security injury inflicted on the good people of Zamfara through tarnishing the image of the Governor to be distracted from the efforts and successes being recorded in the fight against banditry in the state.
“The Governor has since the assumption in office about four years ago as the Executive Governor of the state, has been administering the state in the most responsible ways and manner, credibility, in spite of the enormous security challenges and meagre resources at the disposal of the government and cannot be allowed to turn subject of relegation and ridiculing in the eye of the public,” the statement said.
The statement noted that the Zamfara State Government had never paid its workers’ salaries through table payment and could not afford to do so at this material time when the government agreed to implement the national minimum wage of N30,000.
“Governor Matawalle has been committed to the wellbeing, welfare and the security of lives and property of the people of the state and will not allow enemies of the state to distract him from the good job he has been doing,” it added.