Nigerians knock Yahaya Bello as Buhari prepares N10bn refund for Kogi

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

Nigerians have attacked the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, ahead of a possible refund of N10 billion from the Federal Government.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday sent a letter to the Senate, seeking its approval for the payment.


Buhari, in the letter dated October 10, addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, said the money would be used by the state government to settle local debts it incurred as a result of the projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.

Buhari said his request was based on the resolution passed by the eighth Senate.

He added that Kogi State Government was the only state yet to receive a refund.

Nigerians on Twitter have accused the presidency of timing the payment ahead of the governorship election in Kogi on November 16.