Zamfara Government Denies Borrowing N14.26bn

The Zamfara State government has denied borrowing N14.26billion, claiming that the  money was part of the proceeds from a N20 billion loan floated by the previous administration.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Zamfara governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, revealed that the administration of Governor Dauda Lawal never took  domestic or external loans a ce uts inception.

“We would like to clarify the Debt Management Office (DMO) report that the Zamfara State government borrowed N14.26 billion.

“Zamfara State government has never applied for loans or approached the State Assembly or National Assembly for such a request.

“It is important to note that the previous Zamfara state government floated a N20 billion bond but failed to collect the total amount.

“The immediate past government received N4billion naira out of the N20billion loans requested for the Zamfara cargo airport project, though the funds were not utilised.


“Upon assuming office, we discovered that the payment terms made terminating the bond impossible without incurring a significant loss for the state.


“The balance of N16 billion Naira out of the N20 billion borrowed by the past administration is the N14.26 billion captured by the Debt Management Office (DMO). The value is reduced due to inflation.


“The bond balance, which is still in a government account, has not been used and will be reserved for the airport project.

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