Court shuts two UBA branches in Gusau

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Shehu Umar, Gusau

A fed­eral high court in Gusau, Zam­fara State, has sealed off two branches of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) in Gusau.

A firm, Op­tion One Agri­trade Nige­ria Ltd, sued the state gov­ern­ment af­ter it failed to pay for the con­tract for the sup­ply of 1,000 units wheel dust­bins at the cost of N91.4 mil­lion awarded to the com­pany in 2010.

Daily Trust gath­ered that job was fully ex­e­cuted and the the gov­ern­ment is­sued domi­cil­i­a­tion of pay­ment through the ac­coun­tant gen­eral and per­ma­nent sec­re­tary of the state Min­istry of Fi­nance, but the con­tract sum was not paid.

In its rul­ing, the court led by Jus­tice Fadima Mur­tala Aminu gave a gar­nishee judge­ment against banks where the Zam­fara State Gov­ern­ment main­tains domi­cil­iary ac­counts.

On 21st March 2016, an or­der was made that all the banks should show cause, which UBA did not do, hence the or­der by the court to shut them.

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