Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has accused the previous administration in the state of stealing N107 billion from the treasury.
The Zamfara Governor made this known in a post on social media side, Twitter on Thursday.
Abdulaziz Yari, a senior member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the immediate former governor of the state.
In the Twitter post, Matawalle revealed that the discovery was made by the committee set up to probe financial mismanagement in the state.
The Zamfara governor vowed that his administration will recover the stolen funds.
“Yesterday, I received the final report of Alhaji Ahmad Zabarma-led committee on mismanagement of public finances and procurement processes,” Matawalle said.
“A whopping sum of N107 billion was stolen from state coffers by previous administration. We will recover these embezzled funds!”
Naija News recalls that Matawalle had in 2019 accused Yari of inciting violence in the state, saying he could order his arrest if killings continue in the state.
He also claimed that the former Zamfara governor paid himself N300 million as severance while owing N10 billion in pensions.