Gov Lamido Could Be Probed Over N11Billion Debt

Gov Lamido Could Be Probed Over N11Billion Debt

Governor Sule Lamido Of Jigawa state could be probed for leaving behind N11 billion debt to the state come may 29.

This follows calls by politicians for an investigation into the huge debt incurred by Jigawa state during his tenure.

According to Premium Times, a House of Representatives member-elect from Jigawa State, Sani Zoro, has also called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission to investigate the governor for indebting the state to the tune of N11billion.

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Sani Zoro, reacting to the recent admission by Governor Sule Lamido that he will be leaving N11 billion liability to the incoming government on May 29, alleged that the governor who had pending EFCC cases was complicit of looting the state treasury.

In a telephone interview with Premium Times in Kano, on Monday, April 20, Sani Zoro said: “It is unacceptable for Governor Lamido, who has a series of EFCC cases with regards to how his sons looted the state treasury, to now tell us that he is leaving behind this huge amount,”

“The Commission should hasten the investigation of the governor, his sons and all his commissioners to get to the root of how the people’s money is being spent.

“Lamido should not belabour himself about the status of the Jigawa treasury because Allah in his mercy has now blessed the state with a governor, an accomplished accountant who will diligently follow how every kobo is being spent. Let him be rest assured that his books will be scrutinized methodically with the finest tooth-comb available.

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“We however take solace in the fact that EFCC has not unfrozen the multibillion naira sleaze accounts traced to a top functionary and his children. I believe we can take refuge in the EFCC to address genuine liabilities that may be left behind by the regime.”

Gen Mohammadu Buhari has promised to make the fight against corruption the main objective of his coming administration.

But many Nigerians are afraid that some, if not most of these looters, may flee the country after May 29, 2015, before investigations are commenced/concluded. They have thus called for the probe of politicians accused of embezzling funds before Buhari’s inauguration.


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Kess Ewubare Kess Ewubare is a former senior political/current affairs editor at He has a diploma in-law in addition to a BSc and a master’s degree in mass communication. Kess is a journalist with over 10 years of working experience in several fields of journalism ranging from radio presenting, television news reporting, newspaper reporter, feature and magazine writing as well as online and multi-media journalism.

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