Yahaya Bello

Why I can’t pay workers’ salaries, pensions in Kogi – Gov. Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for his government’s inability to pay workers’ salaries and pension.


According to his spokesman, Kingsley Fanwo, the last PDP administration embarked on failed projects through bonds, which indebted the state.


Fanwo, who was a guest on a Channels Television programme Politics Today, on Wednesday, said the government of Yahaya Bello had only been able to access N20bn bailout funds which have made them unable to pay salaries.


“On the issue of salaries, PDP caused most of the problems we face. They took bonds and they were expending it on white elephant projects. We did not collect N30bn bailout, we took N20bn.


“What we needed to pay salaries and pensions projected N50.8bn which was approved by president Buhari. From the N50.8bn, we have accessed only N20bn, remaining N30.8bn, that is the reason why we are still owing salaries.

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