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20 states seek N791bn refund spent on federal roads

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Not less than 20 states in Nigeria are currently seeking financial refund incurred on behalf of Federal Government for infrastructure project developments, especially federal road repairs in their territories.

According to New Telegraph’s investigation, about 20 states, whose claims have been verified in the last one year, are mounting pressure on federal authorities to pay them N791.2 billion spent on road repairs.

Further findings showed that the debt had lingered for almost three years despite various verification exercises carried out and assurance.

Some of the states include Akwa Ibom – N140 billion; Ogun – N124 billion; Lagos – N51 bil lion; Oyo –N33 billion; Enugu – N35 billion; Osun – N19.8 billion; Plateau – N22 billion; Adamawa – N5.1 billion; and Ebonyi–N32 billion.

New Telegraph, July 4, 2018

 

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