Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, while receiving the report of the Commission of Inquiry setup to investigate the alleged disappearance of funds, and some properties under the Ex-Governor Ibrahim Shema’s administration, vowed to use all means legal to recover the funds.
The commission of inquiry alleges that over N50billion was looted by the past administration.
“Now that the commission of inquiry has established that over N50.5 billion is looted, we shall use all legal means to recover the money,” the governor said.
“The looted funds belong to the people of Katsina state and we are ready to follow due process in the courts to retrieve the money from the officials of the past administration.
“The people of Katsina state need the money back so that it can be used to provide social amnesties to them.
“We are determined to retrieve the funds from those that looted same and no amount of legal huddles will prevent us from collecting the state money.
“The commission of inquiry has used legal procedures to unearth the financial scandals from the documents that were presented before it.
“The State Government will use the facts that were presented before the commission of inquiry to prosecute those that committed the offence.
“The Katsina state government has no intention to leave the money. All those involved will have to return the money,” the governor stated.