Tambuwal Gets More Time To Prepare Defense Against Allegations Of Selling State Ministry Of Agriculture’s Assets

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News in brief: The Sokoto State Commission of Inquiry has granted former Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and nine others additional time to prepare their defense against allegations of selling government assets, particularly those related to the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Sokoto State Commission of Inquiry has granted former Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and nine others additional days to prepare their defense against allegations of selling and auctioning government assets, a local news outlet reports.

Tambuwal is among the witnesses summoned by the commission to explain their roles in the alleged wrongdoing. The commission was set up to probe sale and auctioning of government assets as well as land allocations during Tambuwal’s administration.

The Sokoto State Commission of Inquiry granted the former Governor and nine others two days to prepare their defense against allegations of selling government assets which are related to the state’s Ministry of Agriculture.

Tagged “Memorandum 002”, it is the second of two such cases brought against the former administration.

Tambuwal, whose absence at the September inquiry stalled that proceeding, got more time after his successfully argued that some of the other witnesses were not served directly and needed more time to respond.

Commission Chairman Justice Mu’azu Pindiga granted the request and adjourned the sitting until October 5 for the formal adoption of the memorandum and commencement of hearing.

Pindiga apologised to the author of the memo and current Commissioner of Agriculture in the state, Bello Muhammad Wamakko, who attended the sitting to testify on the matter. Meanwhile, three of the witnesses have opted to return the tractors auctioned to them.

Joseph Akahome
Joseph Akahome
Joseph O Akahome (OJ) is a writer, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literature from the University of Benin. He is an avid agriculturist, with a bias for poultry and an insatiable appetite for chicken wings. When he is neither reading nor researching, he likes to spend recreational time playing board games, or swimming in serene forested lakes.

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