A member of the House of Representatives, Sunday Karimi, challenged the Kogi State Government to name projects completed in the state. Karimi spoke on Wednesday on a Channels Television program Politics Today, where he accused the government of raiding the state over the past three years.
“What has occurred in Kogi State over the past three years is a situation in which luckily someone came into governance because the people of Kogi did not vote for him first. “He took a number of loans from banks, no infrastructural development is taking place anywhere in the state of Kogi. What they’ve been doing over the past three years is plundering Kogi resources without displaying anything for it. Let them name the projects they’ve been doing over the past three years, “he added.
The lawmaker further criticized the governor for failing to pay workers’ salaries, despite the bailout funds released by the Federal Government.
“By the time he (Bello) came into government, President Buhari gave funds to pay what it’s being owed to workers, he took bailout of N30bn. Today, what has he paid to Kogi workers out of the N30bn?
“Our workers are still being owed salary and as at today, he is still asking for a loan of N30bn from the government. Let him show us what he has used the earlier N30bn for.”