Gbolahan Salman Sokoto
The newly inaugurated Governor of Sokoto State, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, has advised everyone in the state who benefited from government properties, land or houses from the past administration in the state to return such or face the law.
The governor stated this during a dinner organized to welcome him and his Deputy, Idris Gobir, after their inauguration on Monday night.
The governor said properties of the state belongs to the people of the state and not for any individual who can either sell or shared such properties without recourse to due process.
He however urged everyone who benefited from such gesture from the immediate past administration of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, to return such properties back to the government or being force to do so.
“During my campaign, I promised not to cheat the people of the state and will not allow anyone to do same, I promised to protect the people of the state and their properties and will not be a part to those who share the states property to their cronies.
“I am now using this medium to call on whoever benefited from such properties, either you are a member of my political party, the APC or that of the PDP, to returned them or be forced to do so.
“The Ahmed Aliyu you know during campaign is now different from the governor now. I am the state governor, with the full responsibility of the people of this state now rest on my head”
“Anyone who refuse to return such properties in their possession will have to face the full weight of the law” he added.