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Latest Kogi State News Online Roundup For Today

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Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello Photo: Kogireporters

Welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online for today, Sunday, May 19th, 2019.

NYSC Speaks On Death Of Kogi Coordinator

Zainab Isah, the Nasarawa Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has reacted to the death of Oludolapo Ahile, the Kogi NYSC coordinator.

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Concise News had earlier reported that Ahile and her husband, Michael Ahile, were involved in a ghastly accident along Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia highway in Nasarawa State which led to her death on Friday.

Reacting to Ahile’s demise, Idah disclosed that the scheme in the state was disheartened over the incident of the Kogi coordinator.

The Nasarawa Coordinator lauded Governor Umaru Al-Makura and the NYSC Director General (DG), Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, for their immediate response to assist those involved in the accident.

Kogi: Yahaya Bello Promises To Pay Workers’ Salaries, Reveals When

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has revealed plans on how to clear all backlog of salaries owed by his government and promised to pay workers before December.

Concise News gathered that the Governor spoke to reporters in Kaduna on Friday after the Northern State Governors Forum, NSGF, meeting.

Bello disclosed that his administration did not incur any debt through the non-payment of salaries entitles to workers since he became the state governor.

The Governor said the outstanding workers’ salaries were incurred by his predecessor.

Bello revealed that when he assumed office, he figured out some ghost workers and after which he has been able to pay all the salaries due to workers during his administration.

He noted that the previous administration applied for N80.5 billion bailout from the Federal Government and that President Muhammadu Buhari approved N50.8 billion.

The Governor, however, disclosed that he was going to withdraw the remaining N30.8 billion to clear the arrears.

“What is owed by the previous administration is exactly what is owed now. Under my watch, I am not owing a single dime but inherited liability which Mr President has approved. As soon as we draw that N30.8 billion we shall clear all the arrears,” he stated.

On the other side of thing, Bello promised that before December, owing salaries would be a history in Kogi.

He reassured the people of Kogi State that even without withdrawing the N30.8 billion that he would secure an alternative method to clear the remaining arrears.