Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has revoked contracts worth N79.6 billion, awarded to different companies including Alliance Trading Company Limited which is owned by Adamu Aliero, a former governor of Kebbi state.
A N25 billion contract awarded to Alliance Trading Company Limited and contracts worth N27 billion awarded to China Zhonghao in 2013 and 2018 were revoked by the Zamfara State Governor during the state’s executive council meeting on Wednesday December 18.
Zamfara State Commissioner of works, Ibrahim Isa Mayana confirmed the development and also told newsmen that the contractors have been asked to return the funds or face prosecution.
He also disclosed that some of revoked contracts were not executed properly or abandoned after the contractors received huge sums.
“China Zhonghao was also awarded another 84 boreholes rural water scheme phase two worth over N27.694 billion in 2018 and was paid N14.477 billion but has abandoned the contract just at 13 percent completion.
“Alliance trading was awarded N25.992 billion contract for rural electrification across the 14 local government areas in 2013 and was paid N22.599 billion but the company abandoned the contract after reaching just 67 percent completion.”