By: Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Kogi State House of Assembly has approved the State Governor’s request to appoint four additional special adviser in interest of fairness, equity and jusrice.
This follow the adoption of the letter of request by the Chief Whip, Honourable Victor Adewalw Omofaye and seconded by Honourable Lawi Mohommed.
Earlier In a letter of request by the State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello, read to the House by the speaker ,the governor has urged the House to approve the appointment of four more special advisers immediately.
The letter which read in part, This will increase the pool fossilized manpower available to my office. It will increase the number of my special adviser from 21-25 .
I make this request in the interest of fairness and proporational representation and to accommodate the special needs of larger local government areas like Lokoja, Ankpa, Okene and Dekina LGAs whose interest are currently under served by the rule of one of the Special Advisers per LGA “
In the same vein, the House also approved the request for the 50 percent for term of loan of N1,918,783,783.78
This to enable the State Government finance counterpart fund in respect of UBE in the State.
“The Honourable House is therefore requested to a issue a resolution authorizing the receipt of of N1,918,783,783.78 one billion, nine hundred and eighteen,seven Hundred and Eighty Three Thousand, seven Hundred and Eighty three Naira , Seven Eight kobo from the Zenith bank to refinance outstanding current account obligation to Zenith bank”.