Kwara gets N3.7b from London-Paris Club refund
The Kwara State government has acknowledged the receipt of N3.7 billion from the Federal Government, being the balance of its 25 per cent share of the London-Paris Club refund.
The state, last year, got N5.1 billion from the refund.
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has, subsequently, directed the release of N2 billion to the 16 local councils and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). This, according, to the governor, will enable the councils and SUBEB clear parts of their salary and pension arrears.
Commissioner for Finance Demola Banu, who stated this in Ilorin, noted that the government’s account was credited 5pm on Monday.
Banu hoped the release of the N2 billion to the councils would bring some succour to their workers, who are owed backlog of arrears.