ELECTION TACTICS? Yahaya Bello Shocks Many As He Finally Reveals The Date He Will Pay Salaries Of Owed Kogi Worker

The Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Yahaya Bello, has just made a promise to clear out all the outstanding salaries which is being owed to workers by the state government before the month of December. This is coming as shock as it is six months from now is just a month to the rescheduled Gubernatorial elections in the state.

It is understood according to Naija News that Governor Bello made this known as he spoke with reporters in Kaduna after the Northern State Governors Forum (NSGF) meeting.

The Governor explained that his administration did not incur any debt through the non-payment of salaries due to workers since he got into office.

Governor Bello said what remains outstanding as workers’ salaries was incurred by the administration that preceded his, which he has inherited.

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Governor Yahaya Bello has said that when he came on board as the state Governor, he tried to take out ghost workers and after doing that, that he has been able to pay all the salaries due to workers during his administration, saying what is remaining is what was owed workers during the previous administration.

Governor Bello said that the previous administration applied for N80.5 billion bailout from the Federal Government and that President Muhammadu Buhari approved N50. 8 billion out of the money but that due to his prudence, he decided to withdraw only N20 billion.

He said the way he made use of the N20 billion was published in national dailies including how it was shared with the local governments.

The Governor said he is expecting to draw down the remaining N30.8 billion to clear the arrears.


“What is owed by the previous administration is exactly what is owed now. Under my watch, I m not owing a single dine but inherited liability which Mr. President has approved. As soon as we draw that N30.8 billion we shall clear all the arrears,” he stated.

(Naija News)

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