Mr. Yahaya Bello, the Kogi state governor has received new N30.8 billion bailout fund from the federal government four months before the state election scheduled to take place on the 16th day of November.
The governor announced the new funding while performing the groundbreaking ceremony of a chapel in the Government House, Lokoja the state capital.
Bello said the money is part of the N50 billion bailout fund which the state government had requested the federal government to release to it.
The new money makes the sum amount received by Bello administration to be N50 billion.
The governor has since assured the people of the state that the new funds will be used to clear the four months of salary arrears being owed workers and pensioners in the state.
“I want to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for approving our latest request for a bailout.
“I also thank the Attah of Igala for leading our traditional leaders to the president to strongly make our case.
“I thank the CBN Governor and everyone else in the value chain that helped to facilitate the money,” Bello said.
“Today, we are gathered here to flag off the construction of a building which will not just be a house of worship for Christians but also a symbol of access, welcome and inclusion,” he stated.