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Peter Obi Asks FG to Give Details of $30 Billion Shared to State Governors
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Peter Obi Asks FG to Give Details of $30 Billion Shared to State Governors 

The Federal Government has been questioned by Peter Obi, a candidate for president in the 2023 general election, about the specifics of the ₦30 billion in palliative funds that was distributed to each state governor.

The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio recently stated that state governors received ₦30 billion each to address the food crisis and the high cost of living in their states.

The governors got the money from the Federal Inland Revenue Service in addition to their regular allotments from the federation account, according to Akpabio, who based his assertion on a “unverified report.”

In response, Obi advised the FG to release the details of the disbursed funds to the public in the interest of accountability and good governance in a series of tweets on Friday, February 23, 2024.

He said, “Recently, the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, announced that a staggering financial support of ₦1.1 trillion, amounting to a sum of ₦30 billion each, was doled out to the state governors to help ameliorate the present hardship in the country.

“While the Federal Government is to be commended for offering such huge support, considering the difficult times people are going through, it is pertinent, for the interest of good governance and transparency, that the details of the disbursement of such support be explained further, so that the public, the masses for whom the support is meant, can follow through and ensure that it is utilized appropriately to the benefit of the people.”

In order “to ensure that the resources are genuinely and transparently invested in productive ventures to alleviate present hardship” in the nation, Obi also advised the governors on the most efficient way to use the money.

He said that the governors ought to devise a clear strategy and make significant investments in production rather than throwing “scarce and borrowed money at immediate problems, and consumption.”

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