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Buhari writes Senate, seeks approval to pay Kogi govt N10.069bn



President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday requested for the resolution of the National Assembly on the issuance of N10.069 billion for promissory note programme of Kogi State and a Bond issuance to settle inherited debt.

This was contained in a letter Buhari sent to the federal lawmakers, which was read out by Senate President Ahmad Lawan, during Tuesday plenary.

Kogi is among states in Nigeria where civil servants are being owned several months of salary arrears.

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The state governorship election holds on November 16, 2019, and the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello is seeking for re-election.

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