The Speaker of the House of Representatives, YAKUBU DOGARA, has disclosed plans by the Federal Government to pay debts owed the 36 states by paying them seven hundred and twenty billion Naira with each state collecting twenty billion Naira apiece.
DOGARA said the money would be used for the provision of infrastructure by the states.
Many states had in the past undertaken to rehabilitate failing Federal Government infrastructure in their domain, especially road projects with the understanding that they would be repaid by the latter.
A statement by the Speaker’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs, ILIYA HABILA, quoted DOGARA as making the disclosure during a visit to the Igwe of Ogwuekpele, VALENTINE ONYEMA-OGIDIGA.
DOGARA visited the monarch in his Ogwuekpele palace in Anambra State.