Jigawa Gov, FG officials, others fingered in N46bn fertiliser scam
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Jigawa Gov, FG officials, others fingered in N46bn fertiliser scam

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Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State, the President of the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Associ­ation of Nigeria (PEPSAN), Mr. Thomas Etuh and other top gov­ernment officials have been fin­gered in alleged N46 billion fer­tiliser scam.

Fertiliser dealers and produc­ers in a petition they submitted on Tuesday to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, headed by Sena­tor Abdullahi Adamu, accused the governor, Etuh and his Eu­ropean agent of hijacking a mul­ti-billion naira fertiliser deal ini­tiated by President Muhammad Buhari and his Moroccan coun­terpart King Mohammed VI.

The group in the six-page pe­tition made available to journal­ists at the National Assembly re­vealed how Etu allegedly used his company, TAK Agro and his Eu­ropean agent to hijack the deal, a process they feared may force the price of fertiliser to N8,000 per bag if not checked.

The petition was jointly signed by fertiliser dealers: Mr. Mohammed Sani, Felix Okon­ti, Chika Chukwudili Misbahu Bello Sani, Noel Keyen, Nnam­do Okoro and Boniface Ukoko.

Daily Trust, January 18, 2017

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