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Masari says N13bn missing from Katsina State treasury

26 June 2015, 09:32

Katsina - Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina has declared N13 billion 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."

The governor said there was a huge gap from the records the former administration handed over to the transition committee of his government.

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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 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 investigation 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. 



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