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IPAC queries Cross River State Government over N18.4b FG refund, demands accountability

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Inter-Get together Advisory Council Nigeria (IPAC), Cross River State has queried the Cross River State Authorities over N18. 4billion Federal Authorities refund to the State.

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The Federal Government Council had in June third 2020 accredited the sum of 1 Hundred and forty eight billion, 100 and forty a million, 9 hundred and eighty seven thousand, 100 and sixty one naira and twenty 5 kobo solely (148,141,987,161,25) for repairs of 20 federal roads and one bridge.

The States that benefited had been Bayelsa, Cross River, Ondo, Osun and Rivers States, respectively. Out of the accredited sum, Cross River State obtained a complete of eighteen billion, 300 and ninety 4 million, seven hundred and thirty seven thousand, 600 and eight Naira and eighty 5 kobo (18,394,737,608,85) solely.

IPAC in a press release dated April sixteenth 2020, titled ‘Request for particulars of 18.4 billion Naira federal governments refunds for repairs of federal roads in Cross River State’, signed by the Chairman, Comrade Anthony Bisong Attah lamented the lack of the state authorities to tell the folks in regards to the cash or what it was used for.

“We write to request for particulars of the refunds made by Federal Authorities to Cross River State for repairs of 20 Federal roads and one bridge from 2005 We’re apprehensive that whereas different states have introduced receipts of the cash in addition to enlisted initiatives for which the cash will probably be expended, now we have not heard something from you or your media aides about this cash.

“Is it that our share of 18.4 billion naira has not been launched? We actually want solutions to allow us correctly enlighten the folks. its additionally vital to us as crucial Stakeholders of our state as a result of arguably that is the most important monetary envelope within the historical past of our state.

“We advise that you simply kindly inform Cross Riverians the whole lot about that cash in order that the matter will probably be put to relaxation” the group acknowledged noting that on the thirteenth of August, 2020, the Federal Motion forwarded a letter to the Nationwide Meeting for approval of the cash and each chambers of the Nationwide Meeting accredited the cash on the twenty fourth of November, 2020.

“Consequently, this cash was launched to the affected states in January, 2021. Your response to this burning difficulty is extremely anticipated, Sir,” the group pleaded.

When DAILY POST referred to as the Particular Adviser, Media and Publicity to Governor Ben Ayade, Christian Ita on Sunday for remark, he didn’t choose his calls, neither did he reply to textual content message despatched to him

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