Zamfara State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Abdulmalik Gajam has claimed that former governor, Bello Matawalle bought Hilux vehicles for bandits.
The commissioner made the claim during an interview with Arewa Twitter.
Gajam alleged that Matawalle granted asylum to bandits.
He lamented that in the history of the state, there has never been an era that a leader granted asylum to those who killed and raped people without any hesitation.
Speaking further, the commissioner said that the former governor refused to service the vehicles the Federal Government bought for his administration, adding that they met the vehicles in a dilapidated state when the present administration took over.
According to him, “The legacy that the past governor left is that he bought Hilux vehicles and dashed them to bandits. We have evidence. He granted asylum at the Government House to bandits. Even in the barbaric era, there has never been a time when an emir or a king granted asylum to somebody who killed other people without hesitation, kidnapped them for ransom, and raped their girls. Are these people to sit on the tables with?
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“When Matawalle came to office, the Federal Government bought some vehicles and gave them to the state. Most of them were bulletproof tankers. When we came into the office, we met them with flat tyres. This means they were not serviced at all. But, all these were provided for and removed from the state purse. It is in our government that we have said we would pay the police and army their earned allowances and service their vehicles so we would be able to protect our people. That was what we met. That is Zamfara State as we speak.”