Less than a week after Lagos State Government directed all its agencies, ministries and parastatals to increase business relationship with the Skye Bank, another state of the federation, Kogi has re-appointed the bank as one of its collecting Bank for its internally generated Revenue (IGR) and services.
The news of the re-appointment of Skye Bank was contained in a letter signed by the State’s Accountant General, Alhaji Momoh Jibrin and addressed to the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Bank, Tokunbo Abiru.
Dated July 18 with reference number KSG/TRY/2/S.07/VOL.II/20, the four paragraph letter titled: Re-appointment as Lead Collecting bank for Kogi State Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and Services lauded the track record of the Bank in meeting its obligations and responsibilities which informed the decision of the State government to re-appoint the lender, even as it promised continued patronage of Bank by the state.
It stated: “We wish to inform you of the state government’s decision to re-appoint your bank as lead collecting bank for the Kogi State IGR and services. Please accept the assurance of the state government’s highest regards and continued patronage.
Kogi State, popularly referred to as Confluence State, has in its labyrinth confluence of River Niger and River Benue with its capital, Lokoja, being the first administrative capital of modern-day Nigeria.