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Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by lightblazingnow(m): 6:49pm On Oct 17
Governors demand release of 50% balance of Paris Club refund by November
today.ng


The governors of the 36 states of the federation have demanded the release of the balance of the Paris Club refund by November, this year, to enable them include it in their 2018 budget appropriation.

Seven of the governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The delegation was led by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari, of Zamfara (North East).

Those in the delegation were Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom representing South South, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, representing North West, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, representing North Central, deputy governor of Ebonyi, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe representing South East, Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi, representing North East, and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, representing South West.

The Federal Government had disbursed to states as refund under the Paris Club loan a total of l N760.17 billion paid in two tranches of N243.79 billion each, to the 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory.


The president had approved the amount in partial settlement of long-standing claims by state governments relating to over-deduction from their allocations from the Federation Account for external debts service arising between 1995 and 2002.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had, last month, asked President Buhari not to release the third and final tranche of the Paris Club refund to state governors until they make a concrete commitment to use the money to settle outstanding salaries, allowances and pension of workers and retirees in the country.

Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting which last about two hours, Govermor Yari said they were at the Villa to thank the president for the previous bailouts as well as the Paris Club refund, which he said had helped them in meeting the obligations of their states.

According to the governor, “We are here on behalf of the 36 states governors and this is a result of the collective decision to see the President after the National Economic Council meeting last month.

“Our mission here is simple, we are here to thank Mr. President for his concern about the state of the economy and for giving us several support ranging from bail out, restructuring our debts, Paris club exit payment.

“We also told him that we think that it was because of his decision to grant us bailouts and pay the refund of the Paris Club that many Nigerians are criticizing him, this is the reason why we got out of recession.”

Yari said the funds got to close to 200 million Nigerian citizens residing in respective states of the federation.

“These support is going down to them, when you are taking the indices from the grassroots. We thanked the president for that and at the same time, as a father we said to him Mr. President you remember that in 2016, we presented to you the numbers of Paris exit funds which we agreed, and you directed we be paid 50 per cent and the remaining 50 per cent open reconciliation.

“Reconciliation has been on since 2016, we are hoping that both the Debt Management Office (DMO), Ministry of Finance, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and our consultants are concluding this reconciliation by November, so therefore we want to crave your indulgence so that we can factor the numbers in our 2018 budget, so that we can use it for projects and other recurrent spending according to the specification given by our respective House of Assemblies and that’s why we are here.

“Mr. President was prompt being that he has a representative in the National Economic Council that is the Vice President and Minister of Finance is away. We are going to work on the numbers when he returns from his trip, we are going to follow up this meeting with him so that we can conclude on what is going to be done next.”

A federal court had on Friday last week ordered that N1.2 billion allegedly paid a firm ‘fraudulently’ by the Nigeria Governors Forum be forfeited to the federal government.

The court gave the ruling based on an application by the anti-graft agency the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

In granting the EFCC prayers, Justice Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered anyone interested in the money to appear before the court within 14 days to show cause why the money should not be permanently forfeited to the federal government.

The anti-graft agency has been investigating the alleged fraud by the NGF.

In a statement released later by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said President Buhari at the meeting with the governors expressed concern on the growing complaints and agitations by workers in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government.

President Buhari said the plight of workers in the states needed urgent attention as many could barely survive.


In the words of the president, “How can anyone go to bed and sleep soundly when workers have not been paid their salaries for months.

“I actually wonder how the workers feed their families, pay their rents and even pay school fees for their children,” he said.

The President also told the governors that two out of the three-pronged focus of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to secure the country and fight corruption had received some commendable reviews by the people, noting that the challenge in payment of salaries in states had taken a toll on the people.

“God has been merciful in hearing the prayers of his servants so the rainy season has been good, you can ask the Kebbi State governor on this, and our enormous food importation bill has gone down.’’

President Buhari said the Federal Government and state executives would need to work closer together to ameliorate the situation of workers across the country.

The President said he had instructed all government agencies to comply with the Treasury Single Account (TSA) in order to ensure more transparency and prudence in accounting for the revenues of the government and the sharing of entitlements with states.




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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by lightblazingnow(m): 6:49pm On Oct 17
Just like heavy spenders, when you feel you are running out of cash and you are afraid folks will soon find out you have been living lavishly, you will begin to look for means to fill up cash to do some merriment for the ignorants.


Cash generation is very strange to them, they came into power with the mindset of sharing formulas and they don't want to ever give up such privileges of sharing huge money...

Strong message for our leaders, keep squandering the monies and also keep receiving the curses of the helpless, Sick, miserable and the frustrated folks..do you think curse isn't real wait and see..
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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by Paperwhite(m): 6:50pm On Oct 17
Idiots! angry angry So that the looting will continue.Meanwhile we're all witness to the recklessness these crooked governors wasted the previous bailout funds.Well 2019 is handy. cryLets do the needful.

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by shabalistic: 6:51pm On Oct 17
Awon goons
Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by python1: 6:51pm On Oct 17
For onward delivery into the "other accounts" cheesy

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by Byko899(m): 6:52pm On Oct 17
For 2019 election, criminals !!

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by Spylord48: 7:06pm On Oct 17
shameless thieves .Everyday billions of Naira will be shared yet U won't see how and where the money was invested instead they will dump it inside their account, call run girls to service them and use the rest to pour condemn oil on the road claiming that they constructed 200km of road during their tenure.

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by Desyner: 7:13pm On Oct 17
Let us restructure, they say no.

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by BankeSmalls(f): 7:15pm On Oct 17
Give us the refund, Okorocha needs to mold Osama bin Laden grin

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by aolawale025: 7:20pm On Oct 17
The uses of the previous refunds should be probed. In my state kogi some folks haven't been paid for two years

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by orisa37: 6:43am On Oct 18
Yes. They are the Governments.
Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by Okoroawusa: 6:51am On Oct 18
I think salaries must be paid by these govs. It is no longer Buhari's fault.

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by Bolustical: 6:51am On Oct 18
lightblazingnow:

The delegation was led by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari, of Zamfara (North East)

Nigger needs more money to complete his hotel in Lagos.

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by tsdarkside(m): 7:07am On Oct 18
and when the funds finish??....what then?.....
Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by tsdarkside(m): 7:08am On Oct 18
Okoroawusa:
I think salaries must be paid by these govs. It is no longer Buhari's fault.

our problem is the governors....not realy the presidents....

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by tsdarkside(m): 7:10am On Oct 18
Paperwhite:
Idiots! angry angry So that the looting will continue.Meanwhile we're all witness to the recklessness these crooked governors wasted the previous bailout funds.Well 2019 is handy. cryLets do the needful.

governors are a terrible desease...worse than ebola....

i dont understand our governors....its like they are another kind of people...

your people are unhappy and you are busy building statues.....who understands that??....

who gave them the mandate to save all black people..?

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by Proudlyngwa(m): 7:14am On Oct 18
tsdarkside:


our problem is the governors....not realy the presidents....
The fault is from the presidency, until meaningful efforts are done to separate states from local governments, we will never achieve any positive result.
Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by massinola(m): 7:27am On Oct 18
Who remembers what the lizard of ubiama, Amechi said sometimes ago when asked “why the governors asked Goodluck to pay them their excess crude revenue money instead of saving for the rainy days as instructed by the minister of finance then? " he said and I quote “the governors have lost trust on Goodluck's ability to keep money safe after the governor of central bank exposed billions of dollars missing from NNPC " I ask now, have the governors lost trust in Jubril too after series of corruption allocation against his government? Thereby demanding for the refund of their remaining 50%? I thought he was their Messiah and they trust him more than God to be Mr integrity?

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by tsdarkside(m): 7:29am On Oct 18
Proudlyngwa:

The fault is from the presidency, until meaningful efforts are done to separate states from local governments, we will never achieve any positive result.

how you wan do that??....see how quiet the yeastern governors were when cownunu was making noise....

if you give this yeastern governors more power,then they will repeat biafra drama.....i dont trust them....
Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by eagleeye2: 7:30am On Oct 18
The looting this present governors will carry out ehn, will make the past administrations look like a joke.
Carry go...onye ube ya ruru, ya racha
Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by modelmike7(m): 7:46am On Oct 18
These people deserved to be stoned!

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by diana158(m): 7:49am On Oct 18
The need for restructuring. Restructuring will put an end to these feeding bottle system

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by slurity1: 7:52am On Oct 18
kiss
Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by Femistico(m): 7:53am On Oct 18
They are fighting for there pockets again...bunch of idiota pple
Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by MisterGrace: 7:54am On Oct 18
So that they can reloot again?
Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by gurunlocker: 7:56am On Oct 18
Similar thing that happened during GEJ era when the ECA fund were shared which were requested by those greedy governors headed by Ameachi.... I will see where this will end also

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by tsdarkside(m): 7:56am On Oct 18
MisterGrace:
So that they can reloot again?

i already said it 2years ago....the problem of nigeria is the governors....not realy the presidents....no matter who we vote to be president nigeria will still remain in a mess....

point and case:

dino.....

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by gurunlocker: 7:58am On Oct 18
massinola:
Who remembers what the lizard of ubiama, Amechi said sometimes ago when asked “why the governors asked Goodluck to pay them their excess crude revenue money instead of saving for the rainy days as instructed by the minister of finance then? " he said and I quote “the governors have lost trust on Goodluck's ability to keep money safe after the governor of central bank exposed billions of dollars missing from NNPC " I ask now, have the governors lost trust in Jubril too after series of corruption allocation against his government? Thereby demanding for the refund of their remaining 50%? I thought he was their Messiah and they trust him more than God to be Mr integrity?

God bless you.... I saw your post after commenting. I will see what zombies will have to say.
Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by stephany007: 7:59am On Oct 18
That was how they wasted excess crude account money then and ended up blaming Jonathan after office

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by tsdarkside(m): 7:59am On Oct 18
i already knew 2years ago that the problem was the governors....thats why i didnt blame jonathan that much....but i blamed him for allowing boko haram to get that strong....thats why i didnt voted him again....

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Re: Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November by tsdarkside(m): 8:03am On Oct 18
gurunlocker:


God bless you.... I saw your post after commenting. I will see what zombies will have to say.

dont call us zombies....you are not right either....you just cared that jonathan was not reelected....you never questioned the governors or got angry because of boko haram advancing towards the south more and more....

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