- The chairman of the Niger state chapter of the APC, Haliru Zakari Jikantoro, has been invited by the state house of assembly over allegedly missing 7 tractors
- The chairman of the APC was said to be the state's commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs when contracts in relation to the tractors were awarded
- While the tractors, while said to have not been returned to the government's care, he was said to have taken 3 of the tractors from the contractor, who was to refurbish and repair them
Minna, Niger - The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Niger state chapter, Haliru Zakari Jikantoro, has appeared before the state house of the assembly committee investigating 72 tractors allegedly missing.
According to Daily Trust, the allegedly missing tractors belonged to 25 local government areas in the state.
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The chairman of the committee, Malik Bosso, said the lawmakers invited the APC chairman after it was revealed that he signed a memo that was approved by the governor in relation to the award of a contract for the refurbishing of the tractors.
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The tractors were contracted to Dogara Ga Allah Ventures for refurbishing and repair when the APC chairman was serving as commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs in the state.
The tractors are yet to be returned, he said.
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He added that the current commissioner of the same ministry, Abbas Bello, one Yahuza, had also been invited 3 times to speak their side of the story on the role they played in the contract but had yet to appear.
According to the investigative committee chairman, Bello initiated the contract when the APC chairman was the commissioner in the ministry.
The APC leader, also a former chairman of Munya LGA, was alleged to have taken 3 tractors from the contractor.
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