Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)
EFCC Corporate Headquarters,
Plot 301/302/ Institution and Research,
Cadastral District Jabi,
ADDITIONAL PETITION AGAINST FORMER GOVERNOR OF ZAMFARA STATE HON ABDULAZIZ YARI FOR ALLEGATION OF OFFICIAL CORRUPTION, ABUSE OF OFFICE, EXECUTION OF FICTITOUS CONTRACTS, DIVERSION AND MISAPPORPRIATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS OF OVER N900 BILLION.
Please refers to the underline subject matter.
I wish to humbly submit additional petition against the person of Hon. Abdulaziz Yari, the immediate past Governor of Zamfara State.
I am requesting the commission to look into the interest of citizens of Zamfara State, to invite Hon Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari for questioning, investigation and possible prosecution over his the role in the official corruption, abuse of office, execution of fictitious contracts, diversion and misappropriation of public funds up to the tune of over N900,000,000,000.00k Billion Naira belonging to Zamfara State.
Since the inception of Hon. Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari administration. The State has been experiencing a high degree of mismanagement of resources particularly in the area of public procurement. There has been existing open abuses of the rules and standards in award and execution of public contract in Zamfara State. these were evident in over invoicing, inflation of contract costs proliferation of uncompleted white elephant project across the State, diversion of funds through all kinds of fictitious manipulations of contract, systems and siphoning, and diversion of internal generated revenue through a proxy for personal gains.
Zamfara State Government received the sum of Fifty-Eight billion, Twenty-Four Million Four Hundred & Seventy-Seven Thousand Six Hundred & Seventy Naira One kobo.(N58,024,477,670.01k) as intervention funds. Salaries bailout, Excess Crude Account , Commercial Bank, restructured loans from DMO Abuja, budget support, facility loan and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)CBN intervention funds from Federal Government for the following purposes.
Salaries Bailout:- This facility was federal transferred by the federal Government through the Skye Bank amounted to Ten Billion, Twenty Million, Nine Hundred & Fifty Thousand, Nine Hundred & Sixty Four Naira Thousand, Fifty One Kobo (N10,020,950,964,51k) to Zamfara State Government at 9% interest rate for a period of 20 years for payment of Salary Arears to the State & Local Government workers.
Conversion of Commercial Bank Loan to FGN Bond:- This facility was facilitated by the DMO Abuja in converting State & Local Government loans outstanding as at that time to the sum of Eighteen Billion, Four Hundred & Thirty Four Million, Five Hundred & Twenty Four Thousand, Seven Hundred & Five Naira, Five Kobo (N18,434,524,205,50k) to FGN Bond which will ease the State to have a lower repayment of the loan for a longer period of time. The tenor of the loan is 19 years at 14.8% interest rate.
Excess Crude Account Concessionary Loan:- This facility was transferred by Central Bank of Nigeria through Skye Bank to Zamfara State Government at 9% per-annum for period of 20 years tenor for developmental infrastructural projects Excess Crude Account was issued as collateral, Zamfara State received the sum of Ten Billion Naira (N10,000,000,000)
Budget Support Facility:- This facility was monthly granted to State by the Federal Government to ease budgetary shortfall experienced by the States. The facility will provide financial support to State and better position to navigate the economic challenge and meet its obligations. The State received the sum of Seventeen Billion, Five Hundred & Sixty-Nine Million Naira (17,569,000,000.00). at 9% subsidized interest rate, one year moratorium and for a ten year (10) tenor through CBN the repayment of this facility is yet to commence.
Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) intervention funds:- Two Billion Naira N2,000,000,000.00k The funds were sourced from CBN for the expansion of business of SME in the State. No records of disbursement of the funds to the targeted beneficiaries. The Governor and some members of the executive council marginalized all the Stakeholders and shared the funds for themselves, the repayment is tie to monthly.
The total allocation of the special intervention funds is Fifty-Eight Billion, Twenty-Four Million, Four Hundred and Seventy-Seven Thousand, Six Hundred & Seventy Naira One kobo (N58,024,477,670,01k)
MISAPPROPRIATION AND DIVERSION OF PARIS CLUB REFUND FUNDS AND FEDERAL ROAD CONSTRUCTION REFUNDS.
PARIS CLUB REFUNDS FUNDS IN FIVE TRENCHES.
Monthly /Year Amount
August 2015 N 10,020,960,00.00k
December 2016 N 10,122,837,705.76k
June 2017 N 5,442,385,594.49k
November 2017 N 5,442,385,594.49k
April 2019 N 17,196,040,647.17k
Total = N48,224,609,041.91k
FEDERAL ROADS CONSTRUCTION REFUNDS: –
The Zamfara State as received the sum of Seventeen Billion, Four Hundred & Twenty-Eight Million, Five Hundred & Seventy-Nine Thousand, Three Hundred & Seven Naira Seven Kobo (N 17,428,579,307.07k) promissory note was issued to the State Government at a discounted rate.
Total refunds to the State Government = N65,653,188,348.98
VIOLATION OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT AND AWARDS OF FICTITOUS CONTRACT.
CONSTRUCTION / DRILLING OF 168 SOLAR POWERED BOREHOLES IN 14 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ZAMFARA STATE PHASE I & II
Zamfara State Government award contract to China Zhonghao contract for construction / drilling of 168 units of boreholes in 14 local Government area of Zamfara State in Two Phase at the cost of N 328,518,671.93k per unit, which amounted to the total cost of N 55,190,464,884.40k
PHASE I was awarded in 2014 84 units at the cost of N 328,514,671.93k
= N 27,595,232,442.20k
PHASE II Date of award was 2018 with 84 units at the cost of N328,514,671.93k
Total amount paid to the contractors was N33,683,971,378.00k
The contractors abandoned the sites the consolation mark of the project is not up to 30%.
RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT IN 14 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF ZAMFARA STATE
The Zamfara State Government under the administration of the former Governor Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari awarded Electrification Project to ALLIANCE TRADING COMPANY LTD at the Total cost of N25,992,654,151.90k Billion
The sum of N22,599,763,796.29k Billion Was paid to the contractor after the project is not up to 30% , most of the site was deserted by the site engineer of the company.
TRIACTA NIGERIA LIMITED.
The Zamfara State Government awarded a contract for the construction of Access road to Zamfara State University Talata Mafara (ZAMSUT) at the cost of N3,009,821,961.00k Billion
The sum of N1,203,948,384,40k was paid to the contractor as down payment to mobilize the site, yet they are nowhere to be found in the site.
The sum of over N10 billion was paid to several contractors for the construction of ZAMFARA STATE UNIVERSITY T/MAFARA but there is nothing to write home about the projects, most of the contractor collected down payment and deserted from the site.
CONSTRUCTION OF TOWNSHIP ROADS IN THE 14 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ACROSS THE STATE.
MOTHER CAT NIGERIA LTD N14,560,132,640.70K
EURO BOND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES N13,209,632,883.00K
HABIBU ENGINEERING NIGERIA LTRD N10,904,553,238.42K
CHINA ZHONGHAO N8,924,299,629.00K
The following company listed below are all beneficiaries of the alleged fictitious manipulated road construction contracts by the past administration of Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari the former Governor of Zamfara State.
China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC)
Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company
China Geo Engineering Company (CGC) Nigeria Ltd
AL-YUMA VENTURES & INVESTMENT LTD.
SUPPLY OF FERTIILZER TO THE ZAMFARA STATE GOV’T N2,441,300,000.00K
R & PARTNERS NIGERIA LTD.
SUPPLY OF AGRO CHEMICALS TO THE ZAMFARA STATE N615,000,000.00K
USK VENTURES Owned by Usman Sahabi Kaura
The sum of N201,776,335.45K was paid to the Estate developer for the provision of infrastructures by the Zamfara State Government as equity contribution on public private partnership (PPP) arrangement at Tsauni to develop 100 housing units Estate but after he received the money and deserted from the site of the project for over 7 years, the worst of it he sold the uncompleted houses to the Zamfara State and received additional payment of N500,000,000.00k for the sales of the housing Estate to Zamfara State Government without the developer finishing the construction of the Estate as agreed with Zamfara State Government in the draft contract agreement.
Mamman Nasir & Co Fictitious payment of consultancy services for the processing of payment for approval on Paris Cub Refund funds. N544,238,559.45k out of second batch of June 2017.
Fictitious transfer of N3,000,000,000.00k Billion to ministry of Local Government & Chieftaincy affairs out of Paris Club Refund funds
Fictitious and illegal transfer of N377,615,412.50k to Executive Chairman Hajj Commission for the 250 official pilgrims from the state
Payment for 21 official seats to officials of the Hajj Commission N17,295,975.48k
Pre-Hajj visit by the officials of the commission N5,678,000.00k
Fictitious payment of consultancy service to consultant for the process of third batch November 2017 of Paris Club Refund funds N544,238,559.45k
Fictitious withdrawal of N3,000,000,000.00k for preparation for immunization out of the Paris Club Refund funds.
Fictitious and illegal diversion of N4,200,000,000.00k to Permanent Secretary ministry for local Government & Chieftaincy affairs out of the first batch December 2016 Paris Club Refund funds.
Permanent Secretary Cabinet affairs fictitious payment to committee on armed bandit victims = N196,060,000.00k
Fictitious payment to Borini Prono payment for construction of work N460,594,612.23k Million
Fictitious payment of land compensation at Federal University Gusau (FUG) N340,082,861.25k
Dantata & Sawoe payment for road construction Dauran B/Tsaba Road N2,244,359,697.91k
MOE payment for construction & renovation of schools N864,073,141.00k Million
Permanent Secretary Ministry for Local Government & Chieftaincy affairs fictitious payment of N4,200,000,000.00k Billion
Fictitious supply and payment of vehicle at the office of Permanent Secretary general services
= N1,025,000,000.00k Billion
Fictitious transfer of Paris Club Refund to Ministry for Local Government & Chieftaincy affairs N2,035,705,000.00k Billion
= N4,262,560,629.83k Billion
Nahuce Construction Company Nigeria Ltd
FRAUDULENT DIVERSION OF THE INTERNAL GENERATED REVENUE USING ANSHAIAB INTERGRATED GLOBAL RESOURCES AS CONDUIT PIPE TO SIPHONE FUNDS BELONGING TO ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNMENT FOR PERSONAL ENRICHMENT
Fictitious payment to ANSHAIAB INTERGRATED GLOBAL RESOURCES 2018 By Zamfara State Board of Internal Revenue from January to December 2018 collected the payment of N182,853,661.85k Million
Payment of consultancy services to the company by Zamfara State Board of Internal Revenue January To May 2019
Fictitious payment to the contractors were paid 30% down payment but they are yet to mobilize to the project site, the fund was diverted.
Jummai Enterprise 14/4/2019
ABAWERSIT ALFA N12,035,224.31k
Fictitious payment to Syndicate construction company
BREACH OF TRUST, OFFICIAL ABUSE OF OFFICE FOR PERSONAL ENRICHMENT BY USING HIS CONSULTANCY FIRM TO DEFRAUD ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNMENT
Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria FMBN approved load facility of N797,665,704.00K to Zamfara Housing Corporation for the construction of 262 Housing units of Two and Three bedroom for the civil servants in the state through Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris (Kogunan Gusau) who was a commissioner for Housing and Town Planning and doubled as consultant during Abdulaziz Yari first tenure. Using consultancy firm Flamingo resources consultancy service Ltd defrauded the State Government and carted away a whooping sum of N150,000,000.00k in the name of consultancy service for getting the approval from the FMBN.
ILLEGAL DISPOSAL OF ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNMENT SHARES IN MANY COMPANIES BY THE OFFICIALS OF ZAMFARA STATE INVESTMENT AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Zamfara State was alloted share holdings in about eighteen (18) This shares were bought by the former governor H. E Mahmud A Shinkafi all the shares belonging to Zamfara State Government were illegally disposed and the proceed not remitted into the account of the State Government the proceeds were diverted for personal enrichment.
Unremitted National housing deduction (NHF Funds) from the salaries from 2016 to 2019 was N1,431,645,305.99k concealed into unknown bank account.
Unremitted deductions of N4,805,453,137.04K
Which comprises of PAYE, VAT, Taxes, Zakat & endowment, poverty alleviation levy deducted from payment of contracts & workers’ salaries the money deducted had been diverted and siphoned into concealed bank accounts
Unpaid loan facility from financial institutions indebted by the past administration of Abdulaziz Yari N57,996,730,718.30k Billion. Most of the loan facility borrowed from the financial institution were misappropriated, misapplied, and fraudulently mismanaged and left the State with huge defaulted loans with compounded interest hanging on neck of ordinary masses.
Unremitted 15% State Government shares of contributory pension scheme to pension administrators. N16,000,000,000.00k
Withholding deducted from payment of contractors not paid into State consolidated bank account N1,378,196,247.34k.
5% VAT deduction payable to the federal inland services diverted to the concealed bank account N1,839,499,146.83k
2012 leftover pilgrim’s deposits N35,579,000.02k misappropriated by the past administration.
The total cash flow from the various source between May 2011 and May 2019 N620,303,997,422.95k
The FEDERATION ACCOUNT ALLOCATION COMMITTEE (FAAC) N303,470,372,999.26k all the funds
Total funds Zamfara State received was
= N923,774,370,423.21k Billion from FAAC without 14 Local funds for 8 years.
Dr Sani Abdullahi (Wamban Shinkafi)
Zamfara State Assets Recovery Panel.