Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was the reason for his inability to pay workers’ salaries and pension.
Speaking through his spokesperson, Kingsley Fanwo, the governor stated that the last administration of the PDP embarked on failed projects through bonds, which indebted the state.
Speaking on Channels TV on Wednesday, Fanwo said the government of Yahaya Bello had only been able to access N20bn bailout funds which have made them unable to pay salaries.
“On the issue of salaries, PDP caused most of the problems we face. They took bonds and they were expending it on white elephant projects. We did not collect N30bn bailout, we took N20bn,” he said.
“What we needed to pay salaries and pensions projected N50.8bn which was approved by president Buhari. From the N50.8bn, we have accessed only N20bn, remaining N30.8bn, that is the reason why we are still owing salaries.”