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Katsina Assembly indicts LG boss in fertilizer scam

By Bashir Bello

KATSINA— A Katsina State House of Assembly committee report has indicted an All Progressives Congress, APC, Local Government Chairman for involvement in fertilizer distribution and diversion scam.

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Chairman, House Committee on Public Petition and Complaints, Salisu Hamza Rimaye, who disclosed this while submitting report of the committee before the House, also recommended that disciplinary action be taken against the party chairman to serve as deterrent to others.

It would be recalled that the Katsina State government had allocated 1,760 bags of fertilizer to a local government area for the 2017 dry season farming, but were allegedly diverted, while only 532 bags were allocated to the farmers.

The House, presided over by the Speaker, Yahaya Kusada, adopted the committee’s report after amendments on choice of word and adjourned sitting till July 17.


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