Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has dismissed insinuations that the state government has secured the N40 billion bailout fund from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
“Kogi State has not secured bailout fund from the Central Bank as insinuated by some mischievous characters who lack the art of objective opposition and syllogistic positioning on issues that affect the state,” the governor said in a statement yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kingsley Fanwo.
“It is spurious to say we have secured the bailout fund meant for the state from the Central Bank of Nigeria. As soon as we receive the fund, we will announce to the whole world as part of the policy of my administration to run a government that will be in touch with the people.”
“This is the time to bond together to subjugate and conquer our common challenges as a state. It is not the time to spread falsehood that could dampen our progress. The sponsors of the rumour have failed in their attempts at diminishing the growing acceptance and popularity of the Governor among the people who have shown tremendous appreciation to his policies, especially on public service reforms and cleansing,” Bello said.
He also urged politicians to desist from “playing politics with the welfare of the people”. However, he assured the workers of the state of his irrevocable commitment to improving their welfare and productivity.
“It is not right to turn down the truth for political gains. It is the height of indifference to the yearning and aspirations of the civil servants who have been eagerly awaiting the release of this fund. We are following the procedural processes to ensure we play our own part of the deal,” Bello said.