From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Governor of Zamfara State
Bello Mohammed Matawalle has refuted allegations that he recently donated N100m for the establishment of Islamic University in Jigawa State.
Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the Governor, Zailani Bappa stated this in a statement made available to media in kaduna yesterday
Zailani Bappa noted that the donation of N100m was for the establishment of an Islamic University in Shinkafi town, the headquarters of Shinkafi LGA of the Zamfara State.
The statement, therefore, called on the general public to disregard such reports as it was a mere such fabrication to mislead the public.
According to the governor, the leadership of the Izala led by Sheikh Bala Lau drew his attention to the school which was under construction in Shinkafi town during courtesy visit.
The statement noted Matawalle out of his magnanimity decided to donate the sum of N100m to the school since he was told it is an Islamic University.
The statement read: “lt has come to our notice that some online media organisations have carried a story indicating that his Excellency, Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has donated the sum of N100 million for the construction of an Islamic University in Jigawa State.
“Sahara Reporters, particularly insinuated that the governor made the donation at a time when the state is among the poorest in the country.
“It is, therefore, pertinent to call on the general public to disregard this information as a phantom fabrication from the truth of what actually transpired.”