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Bello’s N10b Salary Loan Stirs More Controversy In Kogi



The N10 billion loan obtained by Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello to pay workers salary is stoking another controversy, as some stakeholders have again, questioned its legality and appropriateness.

They are questioning the three principal officers of the state House of Assembly for secretly approving the N10 billion supplementary budget.It was gathered that officers endorsed the supplementary budget of over N10 billion without following due process.

Governor Bello, who disclosed what should have remained in government circles in an interview with State House correspondents, declared that he took the loan to pay a backlog of workers salary.

for consideration at the next legislative day.

Imam was forced to direct Kolawole to slate it for business of the next day because of its opposition by 99 per cent of the members, who had accused the governor of spending recklessly.

Governor Bello had earlier in the year signed a N175 billion appropriation bill into law as approved by the Assembly.Efforts to reach the governor’s spokesperson, Kingsley Fanwo, did not go through as his line was switched off.

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