Categories: Local

Edo Govt Lends N850m To LGAs To Pay December Salary

File photo of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki


The Edo State Government says it has loaned local government councils in the state, the sum of N850 million to clear salaries of council workers for December, in lieu of the release of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocations to the councils.

The state governor Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday said he got the recommendation from the state’s ministry of finance which confirmed that the councils are yet to receive an allocation from the Federation Account even after the December 18, 2021, FAAC meeting in Abuja.

He disclosed this during an onboarding programme for his political appointees at the John Odigie-Oyegun staff training centre in Benin City, the Edo State’s capital.

READ ALSO: Police Service Commission Promotes Two AIGs, Over 7,000 Others

The governor said its prudent management of public resources, made it possible to settle salaries and pension of state workers since December 14 from its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

According to the Finance Ministry who were part of the virtual FAAC meeting of December 18, where N675.9billion was shared among the three tiers of government, Edo state local government authorities have not been able to access their funds thereby putting them in a financial crisis.

In view of this, however, the executive council agreed that the State Government advance the 18 local government councils in the state a bailout to enable them to clear the salary of their workers.

Ronke Sanya Idowu

Disqus Comments Loading...
Published by
Ronke Sanya Idowu
Tags: December Salary Edo Govt

Recent Posts

  • Local

Police Arrest 19 Shi’ites For ‘Unlawful Procession’ In Abuja

The protest was after the court rejected an application filed by El-Zakzaky asking the DSS to release his passport and…

6 hours ago
  • Crime Watch

Court Dismisses El-Zakzaky, Wife’s Suit Seeking Passports

El-Zakzaky and wife had in January 2022 filed the fundamental rights reserved enforcement suit against the immigration service.

7 hours ago
  • Politics

I Predicted The Peter Obi Effect Ahead Of 2023 Elections — Ikpeazu

He said he predicted "the Peter Obi effect" ahead of the election and even informed his party.

7 hours ago
  • Top story
  • World News

Turkey Becomes Last NATO Nation To Ratify Finland Membership

Finland and its neighbour Sweden ended decades of military non-alignment and decided to join NATO last May.

7 hours ago
  • Headlines
  • Politics

Shettima Visits Babangida, Abdulsalami In Minna

The meeting with the former military leaders come at a time when some politicians are said to be plotting to…

7 hours ago
  • Local

‘It’s A Lie! I Owe No Salary’, Ikpeazu Replies Otti

The governor said no “core civil servant” in Abia State is being owed any salary.

8 hours ago