On the new bailout for states

THE Federal Government should not hand over the new N90billion bailout fund to the state governors to manage, rather, it should look at how to pay the civil servants and retirees directly.

The reason for this is not far-fetched; state governors are known to be bad managers of funds, and I wonder how most of them got to such positions in the first place.

The last bailout given to the states is a good example of what I am saying; many civil servants felt that their sufferings had come to an end when the Federal Government released the last bailout, but after paying just a month of salary arrears out of several, the governors came out to tell workers that the bailout had been exhausted.

President Muhammadu Buhari is someone who doesn’t tolerate illegalities, so he should just appoint the Federal Ministry of Finance in all the states to manage the disbursement to the civil servants and retirees who have been suffering untold hard because of the non-payment of their entitlements.

  • Wisdom Obuseh,

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