Despite owing salaries, APC governors to contribute N6billion for upcoming congresses, convention - MRCAESAR.COM

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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Despite owing salaries, APC governors to contribute N6billion for upcoming congresses, convention

 
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Despite the untold hardship being visited on workers and pensioners who have gone several months without remuneration, 24 governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress have been mandated to contribute N6 billion at N250 million each towards the party’s upcoming congresses and national convention, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.
The governors are largely expected to cover their contributions using state funds.
The ruling party has fixed next month for its first nationwide elective congresses and convention.
The APC governors expected to contribute N250 million each include: Bindo Jibrilla (Adamawa State), Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano) Aminu Masari (Katsina State), Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi) and Yahaya Bello (Kogi).
The rest are: Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Umaru Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa State), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo State), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Ibrahim Geidam, (Yobe), and Abdulaziz Yari, (Zamfara).
But as at February this year, 23 out of the 24 governors were enmeshed in one salaries row or the other, according to the Trade Union Congress. Only Lagos State has continued to meet its obligations to workers and pensioners, the labour group found.
Many of the governors owe salaries or pensions or both for extended periods that range between four months and several years.

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