Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja
The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has released the sum of N2 billion naira to immediate past political office holders in all the 21 local government councils owed by the former governor, Captain Idris Wada as part payment of their salary and severe packaged.
The governor made this known at the weekend when the Chairman National Councilors Forum, Kogi State Chapter, Honurable Musa Abdullahi Adekeke and the Secretary Honurable Muhammed Idris Omale led about 512 members on thank you visit to the governor.
The governor said his administration will continue to welcome who ever is ready to work with him, saying that every body in the stage belong to his administration.
Bello stressed that his administration has paid former Chairmen and Secretary of local government councils part of their salary and severe packed owed by the immediate past administration of Captain Idris Wada.
According to the governor, his administration will do everything possible to take care of civil servant in the state noting that virtually all genuine workers have been paid up till December.
Bello, who donated 18 sitter bus for the forum promised to appoint numbers of the forum to the key position of the New Direction administration.
The Chairman of the forum, Musa Abdullahi Adekeke thanked the governor for realising the money as part payment of their salary and severe packaged stressing that they appreciate the dogged determination of the governor to transform the state in the area of infrastructure at the rural and urban cities.
“This will help in no small measures to engage handful number of our youth on gainful employment thereby reducing the incidences of crime rate in the state and its environs,” he said.
The forum therefore appealed to the governor to provide 5,000 APC membership cards to them and their numerous supporters and approve a date for their official and formal decamping to All Progressive Congress (APC).