By Salisu Maradun
Gusau—Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has admitted the failure of his government to fulfil its election promise to assist women in the state with N25,000 each during the 2011 elections. Yari, however, pledged to improve the living condition of the people of the state if given another chance to rule in the 2015.
He blamed the failure of his government to give N25,000 grant to every woman in the state on dishonest officials who could not disburse the funds.
According to him, the fund would still be disbursed to the women after the next general elections if he was voted into office for his second term.
“Actually we promised to assist women during our 2011 electioneering campaign considering their dedication and suffering to make sure we succeeded so that they could stand on their own, but unfortunately we were sceptical in that direction, because our people, as we gathered are not honest and therefore we had to shift the disbursement until the coast is clear.