​Benue, others receive second tranche of Paris Club refund

States have received another tranche of the Paris Club refund, it was learnt yesterday.

According to inside sources, Benue who got N13.7 billion in the first tranche has received N6.85billion for the second tranche. 

The likes of Ekiti, which got N9.5 billion in the first tranche, has received another N4.772 billion; Abia got N5.715 billion. The state received N11.4 billion in the first tranche. 

Although Benue state government is yet to confirmed receipt of the said funds, Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose through his Media Adviser, Lere Olayinka confirmed receipt of the second tranche.  Commissioner for Finance, Obinna Oriaku also confirmed that of Abia.

The total amount paid out by the Ministry of Finance could not be confirmed last night because top officials of the ministry said they were waiting for clearance from Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun before giving out that information.

President Muhammadu Buhari initiated the refund to enable states meet their financial obligations, especially to workers and pensioners.

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