Lamido is in the eye of the storm as lawmaker urges EFFC to probe him

by Ranti Joseph


A House of Representatives member-elect from Jigawa State, Sani Zoro, has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to look into recent comment by the Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido that he is leaving behind an N11 billion debt to the state.

Zoro, a former national president of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ), disclosed this in a telephone interview in Kano on Monday.

“It is unacceptable for Governor Lamido, who has a series of EFCC cases with regards to how his sons looted the state treasury, to now tell us that he is leaving behind this huge amount. The Commission should hasten the investigation of the governor, his sons and all his commissioners to get to the root of how the people’s money is being spent.

“Lamido should not belabour himself about the status of the Jigawa treasury because Allah in his mercy has now blessed the state with a governor, an accomplished accountant who will diligently follow how every kobo is being spent. Let him be rest assured that his books will be scrutinized methodically with the finest tooth-comb available.

“We however take solace in the fact that EFCC has not unfrozen the multi-billion naira sleaze accounts traced to a top functionary and his children. I believe we can take refuge in the EFCC to address genuine liabilities that may be left behind by the regime,” Zoro said.

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