• Bauchi: Dogara lied against me on alleged diversion of bailout funds – Gov. Abubakar

    Bauchi: Dogara lied against me on alleged diversion of bailout funds – Gov. Abubakar

    Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has denied tampering with the bailout funds given to the state by the Federal Government.

    He said all monies received were appropriated for the purpose they were given, including paying of workers’ salaries.

    The governor made the clarification in the light of the accusation of misappropriation and embezzlement levelled against him by some federal lawmakers from Bauchi, led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara.

    Dogara and others recently visited the National Chairman […]

  • Stop giving bailout funds to state governments – NUPENG warns FG

    Stop giving bailout funds to state governments – NUPENG warns FG

    The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Saturday advised the Federal Government against the issuance of bailout funds to state governments for the payment of workers’ salaries.

    The NUPENG’s South-West Chairman, Mr Tokunbo Korodo, gave the advice in Lagos.

    The disbursement of bailout funds to the states was necessitated by the prevailing economic challenges which resulted in the non-payment of workers’ salaries by many states across the federation.

    The state governments received N713.7billion as bailout funds from the federal government, […]

  • We did not divert bailout funds for workers’ salaries – Osun Govt

    We did not divert bailout funds for workers’ salaries – Osun Govt

    The Osun Government has denied allegations of diversion of N34.99 billion bailout fund it received from the Federal Government to pay workers’ salaries.

    The information was contained in a statement issued by Semiu Okanlawon, the media aide to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, in Osogbo on Sunday.

    The government said the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) did not indict it over the disbursement of the fund.

    It said the fact that ICPC was investigating claims that workers in the state received […]