President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the sum of N10bn to be paid to the Kogi State authorities as refund for initiatives executed on behalf of the federal authorities, has been accepted by the Senate.
The approval got here after the chairman of the senate committee on native and international money owed, Clifford Ordia introduced his report on the initiatives carried out by the Kogi State authorities.
“Based on our findings, some of the highways were in the state of disrepair before the intervention was carried out,” Ordia mentioned.
“The state authorities has paid all of the contractors that constructed the highway.
“Our humble recommendation is that the senate do approve the refund of N10 billion for projects executed on behalf of the federal government.”
Senate minority chief Enyinnaya Abaribe spoke towards the approval, saying the cash may be misused.
“What I don’t want is the misuse of these funds because it is for the people of the Kogi state,” Abaribe mentioned.
“This is not the right time, this is the time where the exigencies of the moment may be used.”
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan nevertheless mentioned approving the cash 3 days to the Governorship election within the state was just a coincidence.
“Kogi state applied for this in the last senate, all the other states were paid. Kogi was not approved at that time, we as a senate has seen it as a necessity and it is a coincidence,” he mentioned.