Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, and his deputy, Simon Achuba, allocate for themselves a total of N14million wey dem go take stage owambe for burial.
Na inside the 2019 Appropriation Act of the state, a copy of wey PREMIUM TIMES see.
But dem no write who dey wan take the money bury, abi how dem go take do the burial.
Under the provisions for the state’s Government House, N12million na him governor go use for him now burial, while the deputy governor go use N2million for the same purpose.
Another thing wey dey interesting for the provision na the N15million budget wey dem go take “Hire of Private Houses.”
Other things wey totori people for the budget expenditures include the N50million for Financial Assistance, whereas different provisions don dey for donations and financial assistance to different organisations.
For instance example, N70million was provided for Donations; N70million for Assistance to Nigerian Legion; N10million to NYSC; N10million to the Less Privileged and N50million to Orphanage Homes.
The deputy governor has N2milllion for the less privileged, N1million for NYSC and another N1million for orphanages.
When him dey talk on top of the matter, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Onogwu Mohammed, say the budgetary provisions were well scrutinised before they were approved and represented the highest level of prudent management of resources.
Him say the money for burial na for financial assistance wey dem go give the families of dead persons within the governor’s office. Mr Mohammed say wetin dey provide for burial dey grossly inadequate given the regular need of the Governor’s office to dole out support to families of the bereaved.