Sahel Online paper has reported that, a total of 978 Bars of Gold which allegedly belong to the former Governor of Zamfara state Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari, valued approximately at 8.2 Billion Naira, has been intercepted at Kokota International Airport Accra Ghana by the Ghanian Customs official’s.
Sahel online reporter Peter Amu, reported that, The Bars of Gold was carefully sealed in 9 Cartons of Rothmans en route to United Arab Emirates UAE in Company of one of the former Governor Lagos based loyalist.
At as the time of filling this report, Ghanian Anti corruption agencies are carrying out an investigation. Meanwhile, Mr. Jide Oke who accompany the suspicious Bars of Gold is currently under the Airport detention facilities.
Recall some years back, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC uncovered a five Star Hotel in Lagos which allegedly belong to the former Governor of Zamfara state Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari. In the process, an investigation shows that, Yari built the Hotel with Zamfara state bailouts funds that was meant to pay salaries and outstanding retired Civil Servants gratuities. (Sahel Online)
Muhammadu Buhari received at the airport on his arrival
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
The Governor of Zamfara State and Chairman Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdullazeez Yari, has said the return of President Muhammadu Buhari after over 100 days in office will impact positively on the economy and the security sector.
Yari who spoke to State House Correspondents on the tarmac of the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, said Nigerians will notice the difference between when he was away and when he is around.
According to him, despite the fact that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, did a good job at coordinating affairs when his boss was away, there be a clear difference when the head is around and takes a decision.
Yari said, “This is the moment that Nigerians have been waiting for over 90 days. We as governors that paid him a visit what we saw the first time we reported to Nigerians, Nigerians will see for themselves. We pray to God to give the President good health and for him to continue to manage the economy for the benefit of Nigerians.”
On the impact of the economy, he said, “It will impact seriously because is just like a body when the head is cut-off so the body will not make any meaningful achievement. The fact that he has a vibrant Vice President who can work effectively when he does not around does not mean you can compare the difference between when he is around and when the two of them are around. It will impact on the economy and it will impact on the security, it means so many things will change.”
The Kano Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said, “Nigerians are happy and we are happy. We did say when we visited that he was doing better and will soon return. It will impact on the socio economic activities in the country because now that the number decision maker is now around. He and his deputy will take a decision together and things will be done in a more quicker way. We will see improvement.”
On the impact on the economy, he said, “It impact on security there is no doubt about the because there are certain decision you know the Acting President will have to communicate him but now that he is coming back that would no longer be necessary.”
Some of those at the airport are National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Mongunu, Senior Special Assistants on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Laolu Akande, the Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media, Lauretta Onochie, among others. (The Sun)