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Niger pays N1.4bn bailout to LGs

 Niger State Government has released the sum of N1.4bn as a bailout to 12 local government areas in the state to meet the shortfall in…

 Niger State Government has released the sum of N1.4bn as a bailout to 12 local government areas in the state to meet the shortfall in July and August salaries.

The local government areas are Agaie, Bida, Bosso, Gbako, Gurara, Katcha, Lapai, Lavun, Chanchaga, Paikoro, Shiroro and suleja.

A statement by the Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa over the weekend said, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello gave a directive on Monday that the fund be released to the affected local government councils, whose allocations could not cater for their staff salary.

He said the fund has since been released by relevant ministries and paid to workers in the affected local government areas to enable staff “celebrate Sallah conveniently

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