Sokoto – Former Governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has endorsed the ongoing anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bafarawa, who is standing trial in the ongoing arms deal corruption trial, code-named “Dasukigate”, made this known to newsmen in Sokoto on Wednesday.
“In spite of our ongoing trial by the court in relation to the arms deal allegations, I still support Buhari’s anti-corruption war.
“Nigerians should support the President’s efforts to tame the social monster, corruption as it stalls the even socio-economic development of the nation.
“I also fought corruption to a standstill when I was a governor in Sokoto state between 1999 and 2007.
“That was why I was able to leave over N12 billion in the coffers of the state when I left office in 2007,” he added.
Bafarawa said: “I have taken the matter as an act of God and I am happy that Allah has enabled me to take it as such.
“As for me, I will not comment on any issues now since the matter is currently in the court,” he said. (NAN)