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Ododo seeks FG assistance to tackle insecurity

Kogi State Governor Ahmed Ododo has urged the Federal Government to assist the state in addressing the challenges of insecurity and incessant flooding in some parts of the state. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Ismaila Isah on Saturday, the governor made the call when he received a delegation from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission at the Government House in Lokoja.

Ododo stated, “As a transit state that borders 10 other states, Kogi is in dire need of improved financial intervention from the federal government to address challenges of insecurity and flooding, which could impact other states around Kogi if left unaddressed.”

He sought consideration for improved funding from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission under the Stabilisation Fund to address emerging challenges in the state as part of the ongoing special intervention by the Federal Government.

The leader of the delegation from the RMAFC, Bako Shettima, explained that the team was in the state to verify the justification for the disbursement of the Stabilisation Fund given the state government’s request.

Shettima stated, “We are in the state to assess what has been presented to us and see the justification for the disbursement of the stabilisation fund requested by the state government.”

Accompanied by the RMAFC delegation, Ododo toured some ongoing projects in the state, including the 9 Kilometer Zone 8-Zango-GYB Road, 5.5 Kilometer Zone 8-Crusher Road, and the refurbishment workshop at the Kogi State Agricultural Development Project complex in Felele, among others.

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