Kogi Govt Threatens To Sue EFCC Over Wage Bailout Funds

The Kogi State authorities has threatened to take authorized motion in opposition to the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).

Commissioner of Data and Communication within the state, Kingsley Fanwo, made the menace on Thursday whereas briefing reporters on the Kogi Liaison Workplace in Abuja.

He accused the EFCC of a deliberate try to malign the integrity of the state governor, Yahaya Bello, over an alleged N20 billion wage bailout funds mentioned to be in mounted deposit at a industrial financial institution.

The commissioner described as false and malicious the claims by the anti-graft company that the governor didn’t disburse the mentioned bailout funds launched by the Federal Authorities in 2019 for cost of wage arrears owed civil servants within the state.

Fairly, he knowledgeable reporters on the briefing that the state authorities disbursed the mentioned funds since October 2019.

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