Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State plays host to members of the Senate Committee on State and Local Government Administration led by its Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Gumel at the Government House, Enugu.
Said his administration has judiciously utilized the bailout fund received for the purposes of liquidating the outstanding pensions and subvention to parastatals, agencies and departments and further appealed to the federal government for the refund of over N22 billion the state government has spent on the reconstruction and rehabilitation of some federal roads in the state.
The committee is in Enugu on an oversight function on the utilization of bailout funds released to states by the federal government.
According to the governor, “ Enugu State applied for bailout funds from the Federal Government totaling N40.9 billion. Out of this sum however, we received only N4.207billion to be used for the liquidation of outstanding pensions and subvention to parastatals, agencies and departments”.
“Distinguished Senators, I am happy to announce that we successfully utilized the funds for the stated purposes, as you would confirm from the records (to be) made available to you by the State Ministry of Finance.
“You will also be furnished with the details of how we applied other funds released to the State by the Federal Government within the life of this administration.” Enugu State is in the hands of God!