Katsina Governor Declares N13bn Missing From State's Treasury
SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, (THEWILL) – Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has declared N13billion missing from the account of the State's Ministry of Finance.
Masari made this known during his maiden news conference in Katsina on Thursday.
“We are investigating the whereabouts of this staggering sum in the document handed over to the Transition Committee.
“The ministry of finance has failed to account for this whopping sum of money,'' he said.
The governor said there was a huge gap from the records the former administration handed over to the transition committee of his government.
The past administration was headed by Governor Ibrahim Shema of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Masari said the government had set up a panel to go through the financial records, which the former administration handed over to his administration to know the true position of things.
The governor said N700 million got missing from the account of the Primary Education Board within one year.
He said the government had directed the Chairman and Executive Secretary of the board to go on compulsory leave.
The governor said his administration would carry out extensive investigations with a view to be fair to all.
Masari appealed to the people to be patient as government was determined to provide more dividends of democracy to them after all the investigations.