Friday, 13 May 2016

FG Owes Benue N6bn Spent On Infrastructure

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has said that the federal government is owing the state about N6billion expended on infrastructural projects.

Ortom stated this while fielding questions from newsmen after inspection of roads and other projects. He however, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to offset the owed funds to the state government. Of the alleged owed sum, the governor said  N3.2billion was expended on road projects, N800million spent on water projects, while over N2billion was expended on ecological fund  among others.

The governor posited that the money, when finally paid by the federal government would enable his  government initiate and accomplish more infrastructural development projects in the state.

“We are transparent and ready to work. If we are able to get this sum of money being owed the state by the  federal government, our government will be able to turn around things in the state, that is why we are insisting that the money the previous administration mismanaged which was to the tune of N107billion must be recovered.”

In another development, the project engineer of Daudu-Gbajimba road, Stephen Akange said the road when completed would promote agricultural activities. He commended the state government for the prompt release of funds to execute the contract, and assured that the work on the projects would be completed in 18 months.

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