- Senator Shehu Sani has expressed worry that the last tranche of Paris bailout funds might be used to prosecute elections by some governors
- He said labour unions should be involved in the disbursement of the funds
Senator Shehu Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given his thoughts on the last tranche of Paris bailout funds that would soon be disbursed to states.
Sani, representing Kaduna central senatorial district, warns that the funds might be used to prosecute the 2019 general elections by some state governors.
He canvassed for labour unions to be carried along in the disbursement of the funds, to ensure workers benefit from the money.
According to him, if they are not carried along in the process, the money would end up being used for election purposes.
The APC senator wrote on his Twitter page.
There are indications that the federal government may soon release the last tranche of the Paris bailout funds to state governors to clear the backlog of salaries in their states.
Some opposition political figures in some states have also voiced out against the timing of the release, saying state executives might deploy it for elections.
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Meanwhile, the federal government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan for cooperation in promoting quality infrastructure investment and continuing cooperative relationship between Nigeria and Japan.
Nigeria's minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, signed the MoU on behalf of the federal government with Japan’s state minister of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism, Tsukasa Akimoto at the ministry's headquarters in Abuja, the Nigeria's capital.
The Japanese minister who was accompanied by Japan’s ambassador to Nigeria Yutaka Kikuta, expressed excitement on the partnership between Japan and Nigeria in developing infrastructure.
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