Zamfara governor give ex-gov Matawalle 5 days ultimatum to return missing bulletproof vehicles worth N1.1 billion.
Said a contract for the purchase of the vehicles was awarded to Hafkhad Properties and Facilities Management Nig. LTD.
The money was meant for the purchase of bulletproof Toyota Lexus VIP, bulletproof Toyota Land Cruiser VIP, and Toyota Prado V6.
Others missing vehicles includes 2021 models of Toyota Prado V4, Toyota Hilux, bulletproof Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Lexus.
The newly sworn-in Governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal has given his predecessor, Bello Matawalle, an ultimatum of 5 days to return vehicles allegedly taken away by officials of his administration.
This was made known in a statement by the Governor’s spokesman, Sulaiman Bala Idris. He also gave the details of the alleged missing vehicles.
“Our government is determined in fulfilling the campaign promises made to the good people of Zamfara State which involves the swift recovery of looted public funds and properties.”
“We have the facts and records available that expose Matawalle’s impropriety. Where is the lie? A contract was awarded by the former Governor, for the purchase of vehicles to be distributed to dignitaries and Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) at the cost of N1,149,800,000.00.
“The contract for the purchase of the vehicles was awarded to Hafkhad Properties and Facilities Management Nig. LTD.
“The money was meant for the purchase of a Toyota Lexus VIP Bullet Proof 2021 Model; Toyota Land Cruiser VIP Bullet Proof 2021 Model; Toyota Prado V6 2021 Model; Toyota Prado V4 2021 Model; Peugeot 2021 Model; Toyota Hilux 2021 Model; Toyota Land Cruiser Bullet Proof 2021; and Toyota Lexus 2021 Model.
“We have communicated officially to former Governor Bello Matawalle and his Deputy to return all the missing vehicles within five working days.”