Chief press secretary to Bayelsa governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson has said that the state government would not draw its share of the N222 billion approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for states to clear outstanding workers’ salaries.
It would be recalled that CBN has approved N12.85 billion for the state.
Nineteen states have so far drawn from the funds that have a 20-year tenure.
Mr. Iworiso-Markson said Governor Seriake Dickson was not ready to enslave future generation of Bayelsa people to a debt burden.
“I do not want to commit the state to unnecessary borrowing and mortgage their future because I love my people; I love my state.
“I am not like others who will go and take facilities and loans and do not care what happens to the people; that is why we have not signed on the bailout funds because I am not satisfied that we will not be mortgaging the future of our people.”
“I am not like that; I care about what happens to this state, even after my tenure,” Dickson said. NAN

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