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Kogi: Governor Idris Wada’s Touching Speech At His Last Press Meeting Today

Kogi: Governor Idris Wada's Touching Speech At His Last Press Meeting Today



GOVERNOR WADA TODAY AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WITH MEDIA MEN IN LOKOJA AS HE IS WINDING DOWN HIS ADMINISTRATION SINCE 2012 AT HELMS OF AFFAIR OF KOGI STATE.

*If given any opportunity to come back what I will do different is to be very careful to select the crop of people I will work with 

There was a round of applaud by men of the media after His excellency made this statement.

* As for me the election means nothing to me, because the lost of our former Governor PRINCE Audu in the course of election made me resigned to fate.

* "Kogi workers are the highest paid in the whole of North Central" 

* About 85% of our monthly allocations goes into payment of salary.the work force are aware 

* When we came in our IGR was at the range of 150 million naira, but now, with our commitment we can rake up to 500 to 600million monthly – Capt Wada




* The cost of paying political office holders stood at 150million naira. Not the outrageous speculations by people that politicians gets a fat portion of the state funds. They get just 7% of what Civil Servants get. 

* Lokoja Metro Buses operate on a PPP arrangement. The suspension of the services occurred when the state was not able to met his obligation of providing 11 million naira quarterly in form of running cost. We are making efforts to see how to bring these Buses back to the road. 

*I recently flag off the Ganaja flyover considering the physical hardship our people face due to gridlock. We agreed a contract finance model without a mobilization fee by the government. We didn't want to lose that window of opportunity . contractors financed project 

* We have laid a foundation for a greater Kogi State.

We took human capital development to a height that we never attained in the history of the state.

* Debt profile of Kogi state since we assumed office stood at 38.3billlion. Not bank loans but indebtedness to Contractors. From the 20 bond we applied for, we only drew down 8 billion. So the windows of 12 billion naira is still available for the incoming government to draw

*Outstanding gratuities since the inception of the state occupies 42% of Kogi State debt.-Capt Wada

*A question on Allo cement company thrown up by newsday By April Cement Company will be ready for commissioning

*There is another Ethanol factory in Banda that will leveraging on Cassava and other crops to produce Ethanol. It will be operational in four or five months. Our Industrialization policy is working

*"My biggest achievements is stabilizing the peace and security of the stay. Also promoting agriculture in the state and infrastructural development are quality projects that would improve the lives of our people "‎

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