We didnt divert Paris Club refund – Yari

We didnt divert Paris Club refund – Yari
April 04 19:46 2017

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state said on Tuesday that there was no case of diversion in the London-Paris Club refund monies paid to the governors recently as alleged in some quarters.

Yari, who is the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

He said the consultancy domiciled in the NGF was meant to ascertain who to be paid and how much to be paid.

“There is no issue with the refund. The issue is with consultancy which I think the Minister of Finance made clear that the consultancy which we decided to domicile in the NGF account was asked to work together on who to be paid or who not to be paid.

“Some people wrote a petition that they have not been paid and mind you, we have not even started paying fully because we have to ascertain who worked for who.

“As I am talking to you now, we have a lot of litigations. Someone says he worked for so and so years for this state and that state. We are taking a decision on that. I will not make any comment on it yet,” he said.

He said the London Paris club refund had helped the economy in a number of ways and has helped state governments to pay salaries during the last Christmas and New Year holidays.