Protest: Youths Halt Court’s Planned Auction of Zamfara Govt Vehicles

Youths staged a protest at the entrance of High court II, Gusau, protesting the planned auction of the Zamfara State government’s movable and non movable vehicles in Gusau the state Capital.

At about 8:35am today (Friday) the youths began the peaceful protest carrying placards displaying their displeasure with the High Court’s decision to auction the state government’s vehicles.

Some of the protesting Youths, Aminu Atiku and Usman Salihu have lamented on the planned auctioning of the state government vehicles which suggested that,  the case can be resolved amicably.

They noted that,  as youths, they would continue to protest any attempt to auction government properties in the state.

“As youths, we are protesting this plan to auction government vehicles, because, in the end, we would be the ones at loss as leaders of tomorrow.”

They explained that the accrued debts which led to the planned auction were incurred by the previous administration, for some years now.

“We learned that, the state government has even started paying part of the debt instalmentally so it’s better for both the government and the contractor involved, to source for other ways not to auction our vehicle, we would not agree.”

It would be recalled that a number of state government vehicles parked at the premises of the Zamfara state high court, Gusau, were lined up for auction following a court order to settle a debt owed by a contractor of the state government.

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