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Kogi is oil-producing state with 13% derivation – Senate

The Senate on Thursday affirmed Kogi State as an oil-producing state, receiving 13% derivation as stipulated by section 162(2) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).…

The Senate on Thursday affirmed Kogi State as an oil-producing state, receiving 13% derivation as stipulated by section 162(2) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

This followed a motion moved by Senator Jibrin Isah, popularly known as Echocho (APC, Kogi East) during plenary.

The motion came 24 hours after he had a heated debate with Senator Tony Nwoye on the status of Kogi as an oil-producing state.

Echocho at plenary on Thursday raised a motion for affirmation of Kogi as an oil-producing state benefitting from the 13% derivation.

He said, “I urge the Senate to take the clarification that Kogi State is an oil-producing state, which has been receiving the constitutional 13 per cent derivation since October 2022; and accord it the necessary recognition as an oil-producing state.”

The Senate, after a debate on the matter, affirmed Kogi State as an oil-producing state, receiving 13 percent derivation.

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