ICPC, NLC to monitor release of bailout funds by state governors

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will work with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to monitor the release and use of the N338 billion bailout funds released to about 27 states of the federation by the Federal Government.

The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said on Thursday, that it has directed all states councils in the benefiting states to serve as whistle blowers on any criminal diversion of the bailout funds.

He commended the ICPC for ensuring the return of about N1 billion being public funds criminally diverted by some corrupt officials of the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Federal Pay Office.

Wabba, said NLC was in agreement with the commission that the painful days of the public running after funds after appropriation are over, for the good of all Nigerians including workers.

The 27 states that benefited from the bailout funds are – Abia (N14.152b), Adamawa (N2.378b), Bauchi (N8.60b), Bayelsa (N1.285b), Benue (N28.013b), Borno (N7.680b), Cross River (N7.856b),   Delta (N10.036b), Ebonyi (N4.063b), Edo (N3.167b), Ekiti (N9.604b) and Enugu (N4.207b).

Others are – Gombe (N16.459b) , Imo (N26.806b),  Kastina (N3.304b), Kebbi (N0.690b),  Kogi (N50.842b), Kwara (N4.320b), Nasarawa (N8.317b ), Niger (N4.306b),  Ogun (N20.00b), Ondo (N14.686b),  Osun(N34.988b), Oyo( N26.606b ),  Plateau (N5.357b),  Sokoto (N10.093b) and Zamfara (N10.020b).


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