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Gov. Umo Eno Disclosed Amount Of Money FG Gave To Every State To Tackle Economic Hardship

The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno, has refuted the assertion made by Senate President Godswill Akpabio that each state received an extra N30 billion to address poverty and hunger in their jurisdiction....For More CONTINUE THE FULL READING▶▶

A few days prior, Akpabio had stated that the rallies on the streets against poverty in certain regions of the nation were sponsored. This was during one of the plenary sessions.

In his reaction to the claim, Governor Umo Eno revealed that what the federal government gave to states as palliative was N2 billion each. He said that the federal government had said that the money was going to be N5 billion, but that they are yet to receive the N3 billion balance.

According to the report by Sahara Reporters, Governor Eno added that the federal government has even written to them to refund the N2 billion back to them, which means that the 2 billion naira was actually a loan they gave to them.

He said, “On the palliative, thank God he was on the palliative committee. The money that the Federal Government gave to me or to the state, and indeed, to all states, was N2 billion, even though the Federal Government said it was N5 billion. We are yet to receive the balance of N3 billion.

“Even the N2 billion, the Federal Government has written to us that it has to be refunded. If we refund the money that was generally believed to be funds that was given to the state, it means that it is the state that did the palliative.”

Governor Eno lamented that we are in a time when people tell all sorts of lies against the government and incite the people just to remain relevant. He said that such things do not happen in civil society, and spoke about the need to balance information. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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