Dauda Lawal, Governor of Zamfara State, has on Friday, June 2, denied report claiming that he has declared assets worth Nine Trillion Naira.
According to a statement released by Sulaiman Idris, spokesperson to the governor, Lawal described the story as a fabricated lie designed to distract the new government from its Rescue Zamfara path.
Hear him, “Our attention has been drawn to a mischievous story planted and pushed in the social media claiming that the Executive Governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal has declared assets worth Nine Trillion Naira. The government is constrained to issue this statement as it is said that lies often repeated (and left unchallenged) take on the face of the truth.
“This ridiculous and fabricated lie as created and pushed in social media is untrue”. He said the fabrication was done by mischief makers bent on distracting the new government.
The statement further stated that “The Provisions on the declaration of assets are entrenched in the Code of Conduct for public officers, which are contained in Part I of the Fifth Schedule to the 1999 Constitution, as amended must comply with by all Public Servants and it remains confidential in the Custody of the code of Conduct Bureau.
“All Public officers from the President, Vice president, Governors, all elected officials and all public servants must complete and submit the assets declaration form as required by the law. Dauda Lawal has complied with the requirement of the constitution and the contents are held in confidence with the Bureau, a highly respected and professional agency.
“We will not be carried away by such fabricated social media stunts, for our government is determined and focused on its resolve to address the security, Education, portable water, Health, Agricultural and other Socio-Economic challenges bedeviling the State. We are also working round the clock to ensure we deliver on the responsibilities and duties that the Governor has sworn an oath to.”