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BREAKING: Senate reacts to President Buhari’s Request to give N10 billion to Kogi

The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for an approval to pay Kogi State Government N10.069 billion being refund of money spent by the state on behalf of Federal government.

The request was contained in a letter dated 10th October, 2019 and read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, during plenary.

The requested amount is for the settlement of inherited local debts and contractual obligations of the Federal Government to the State for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.

President Buhari recalled that 24 out of 25 State Governments had received the approval of the National Assembly for the settlement of claims on projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.

He added that the sum of N10.069 billion is outstanding amount due to Kogi State Government which is the only State yet to receive a refund.

The letter reads: “The Distinguished Senate President would recall that, based on my request for the Resolution of the National Assembly approving the establishment of a promissory note programme and a Bond Issuance to settle inherited Local Debts and Contractual Obligations of the Federal Government, the 8th National Assembly passed Resolutions approving the Issuance of Promissory Notes to refund State Governments for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.

“The Resolutions of the 8th Assembly were conveyed through three different letters from the Clerk of the National Assembly as follows: Letter dated July 27, 2018 and referenced NASS/CAN/106/Vol.10/277 which approved the Issuance of Promissory notes to 21 states.

“Letter dated January 29, 2019 and referenced NASS/CAN/106/Vol.11/004 which approved the Issuance of Promissory Notes to Delta and Taraba States; and letter dated May 23, 2019 and referenced NASS/CAN/106/Vol.11/164 which approved the Issuance of Promissory Notes to Bauchi State.”

“The three Resolutions approved the Issuance of Promissory Notes to 24 out of the 25 State Governments requested, and the only State for which approval has not been given is Kogi State, with an outstanding claim of N10,069,692,410.15 (Ten billion, Sixty-Nine million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Two thousand, Four Hundred and Ten Naira, Fifteen Kobo).

“The Senate may wish to note that, subsequent to Resolutions of the National Assembly approving the refunds to the 24 State Governments, the Federal Government has issued Promissory Notes to all the approved States for the settlement of their claims.

“Accordingly, the Senate is hereby requested to kindly approve, the Issuance of a Promissory Note in the sum of N10, 069,692,410.15 as refund to Kogi State Government for Projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.”

The Senate President referred President Buhari’s request to the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts for further legislative work.

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8 Comments

  1. NO! NO1 NO!!!!!!! WHY Does he want to release the money now that the election is around the corner? why not before now? He actually wants to use this money to buy votes and rig the election for YAHAYA BELLO. Let the senate not APPROVE that money now. let them wait till after the election. there is lie here. This i pure corruption.

    1. yes, this is how he did it for kano state during the supplementary election. you are correct. HEY!!!!! BUHARI….E.EEE.E.E!!!!, NO this is vote buying and rigging plan. let him wait till after the election so that the governor would be able to cool down and appropriate the money. ….jesus!!!!!! He wants to use Gunduje method. Let PDP senators should oppose this oooo. That time He said that Gunduje needed to dug boreholes and should be given some money from the federation account which he never dug up till date. LET PDP NOT AGREE, THIS IS PURE RIGGING, Once they allow this now, let them forget about the governor election and the kogi west senatorial election.

  2. Its really disheartening. Haba! Baba Buhari, are you no longer the Buhari we voted for? Now consumed by corrupt people? I hope our president is Muhammad Buhari we knew or have you been bewitched? Today, failure on family front. Tomorrow, not able to control the Cabal. Unfortunate. I would like to recall my vote for you.

  3. Tradermoney in another form. Mr. integrity, why this way, allow the people to choose their Governor. Have Beyelsa gotten theirs.

  4. baba you need to delay the transmission of this promissory funds to this anti people governor until next year for accountability

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