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FMR ZAMFARA COMMISSIONER MUTTAKA RINI PETITIONED OVER ALLEGED EMBEZZELMENT OF 878,000.000

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The former gubernatorial candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA in Zamfara State Alh Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC Sokoto Zonal Office over allegation of financial missapropriation of eight hundred and seventy eight million naira (N878,000,000.00) against Zamfara State former Commissioner for Education Science and Technical Muhammad Muttaqa Rini and three others.


Mr Abdullahi Shinkafi in a petition dated 23rd of June 2020 alleged that the above  named contract was fictious and adduced some evidences to justify reasons why his petition requires thorough investigation by the anti corruption body

Part of the petition reads “I wish to request the commission in the interest of citizen of Zamfara State to invite Muhammadu Muntaka Rini, Adamu Muhammad Adamu former Accountant General, Abubakar Bello Fori Fori former Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance, former Commissioner of Education Mukhtar Aliyu Lugga for questioning and possible prosecution over his role in the award of fictitious contracts awarded to the immediate past Commissioner of Science and Technical Education to supply the following to the Ministry of Education”


The petitioner gave the break down of the items approved for the supply as follows:


Textbooks   N450,000,000, 

Exercise Books  N378,000,000

Charcoal  N50,000,000 

Total   N878,000,000.00k Million.

The petitioner further alleged that, “While, he was still serving as Commissioner of Ministry of Science and Technical Education from 2017 to 2019 being a Member of All Progressives Congress (APC) he thought to be untouchable as the former Governor Abdulaziz Yari administered Zamfara State as his personal estate, with impunity which is a total violation of financial regulation Act and Bereau of Public Procurement Act respectively. There is thus, a glaring case of stealing, unlawful enrichment and money laundering of public funds”.



Sani Abdullahi therefore urged the commission to under take forensic audit of the book of account, cash inflow, Muntaka Rini Bank Account domiciled at Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc, request for E-Payment Transfer dated 20th June, 2017 as per Ref No. MOF/CA/SB/EPT/002/2017 to Branch Manager UBA Bank Plc, Gusau.

He also attached letter of approval for the supply of textbooks, exercise books and charcoal address to Muhammad Muntaka Rini to Ministry of Education Zamfara State. Payment voucher MANR/ZAM/HQ/VOL1/2017 Muntaka 

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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