Insecurity, flooding: Governor Ododo seeks FG’s intervention

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Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has called on the federal government to assist the state in tackling the menace of insecurity and incessant flooding in some parts of the state.

Governor Ododo made the call when he received a delegation of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal commission (RMAFC) at the Government House, Lokoja on Thursday.

In a release issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Ismaila Isah, the Governor noted that as a transit state that borders ten other states, Kogi is in dire need of improved financial intervention from the federal government to address challenges of insecurity and flooding which he noted could negatively impact other states around it if left unaddressed.

Governor Ododo therefore sought consideration for improved funding from the RMAFC under the Stabilisation Fund to address emerging challenges in the state as part of ongoing special intervention by the federal government.

In his remarks, the Leader of the delegation from the RMAFC, Mr Bako Ibrahim Shettima explained that the team was in Kogi State to verify the justification for the disbursement of the Stabilisation Fund in view of the state government’s request.

He stated that the issues presented to the commission would be evaluated, adding that proactive steps would be taken to meet the demand of the Kogi State Government.

Governor Ododo was later accompanied by the RMAFC delegation on a tour of some ongoing projects in the state, including the 9-Kilometre Zone 8-Zango-GYB Road, 5.5-Kilometre Zone 8-Crusher Road, and the refurbishment workshop at the Kogi State Agricultural Development Project complex in Felele, among others.

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