Maku blasts Al-makura over N10bn loan

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Sak­ina Mo­hammed

Former in­for­ma­tion min­is­ter Labaran Maku has called on the Cen­tral Bank of Nige­ria (CBN) not to give a loan of N10 bil­lion for in­fras­truc­ture al­legedly re­quested by the Tanko Al-makura led gov­ern­ment of Nasarawa state.

Maku, who made the call yes­ter­day at the head­quar­ters of the All Pro­gres­sive Grand Al­liance (APGA) in Abuja, said the CBN should not give the loan un­til there was proper ac­count of what the state gov­ern­ment did with the huge al­lo­ca­tions it got in the last four and half years.

He said: “we re­ceived news that the state gov­ern­ment is go­ing to re­ceive an­other N10 bil­lion loans from the CBN, which if added to the bail-out would make it 18.2 bil­lion naira.”

Maku sug­gested that monies for salaries should be given to the state gov­ern­ment to en­able the pay­ment of work­ers, whose con­di­tions he said was de­plorable.

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