The Kogi State Government led by Governor Yahaya Bello has earmarked humongous sums for refreshments, furnishing of places of work and others in its 2022 funds, regardless of its incapacity to pay the salaries of employees for a number of months.
SaharaReporters obtained the state funds for 2022 introduced to the State House of Assembly, the place the federal government is ready to spend greater than N1.5billion on refreshments and greater than N600million for the furnishing of the Office of the Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja.
This is as civil servants in Kogi State are begging to feed their households, attributable to non-payment of their month-to-month emoluments.
According to the funds proposal, Bello can even be spending N50million on donations and redemption of pledges.
The governor additionally budgeted N500million as “expenses incidental to governor’s tour.”
Last 12 months, N400million was put aside for the same function.
Meanwhile, the furnishing of the Office of the Deputy Governor in 2022 will gulp over N600million from the state funds as seen beneath;