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Gov. Shema approves remittance of N8.4bn to LGs in Katsina State for payment of salaries, other services


Gov. Shema

Gov. Shema

Gov. Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State has approved the remittance of N8.4 billion to all the 34 local governments in the state for the immediate payment of May salaries to their workers as well as other contractual services.

Shema announced this in Abuja on Saturday at the inauguration of 151 housing units constructed by his administration at Kafe District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to him, the approval is meant to cover the cost of payment of May salary and for the execution of projects and other services by the local government councils..

“We are committed to well-being of the people of Katsina and we have been consistent in that regard.

“ I have directed remittance of over N8.4 billion to the 34 local governments in the state for the payment of salaries for the month of May, which is my last month in office.

”Also, the sum is meant for projects and all other services for the benefit of our people in Katsina State.

“The projects we left behind are very insignificant in quantum, compare to the projects we have executed up till this moment.”

The governor enjoined the people of the state to cooperate with the incoming administration in order to enjoy more democracy dividends from the next administration.

Shema said that the state government, under his stewardship, did not borrow money from within or outside to run the affairs of the state in the last eight years.

He urged the people of the state to ignore rumours that the state was indebted and challenged the peddlers of such rumours to substantiate their claims with facts and figures.

”Ask those who say that we boorow money to tell you how much we had borrowed, from which organisation we borrowed and how we spent the moeny we have borrowed,” Shema said.

He also said that the state government over remitted its debt with the Debt Management Office by over 200 million dollars, adding that efforts were ongoing to correct the anomalies.

The News agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Gov. Shema had recently won the maiden edition of the Sun Newspaper ”Outstanding Performance Exit Award” for his efforts at fast-tracking the development of the state in the last eight years.

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1 Comment
  • Agbaakin Majeobaje

    Thanks Alhaji for taking care of the people. That is prudence. This is what is needed from all Governors in every state of the federation whether APC or PDP. I believe a lot of APC states are trying their level best. My advise to the Governors is that they should be transparent through to the Local Government Chairmen that whatever allocation they receive is used primarily for the purpose for which it is meant. No diversion of people’s money into their private pockets any longer. They should be made accountable to the people. Let the government inculcate the idea of being transparent in all that they do. Let the people know how much money the country make monthly and what allocations go to the Federal State and especially the Local Government levels (the grass root) on monthly basis. Transparency and transparency at all levels! May God bless Nigeria!