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Reps to probe likely exclusion of Rivers state from benefitting states of FG’s new borrowings

Reps to probe likely exclusion of Rivers state from benefitting states of FG’s new borrowings

House of Representatives on Wednesday September 22, mentioned it will likely be probing the possible exclusion of Rivers State from the record of states to learn from the Federal Government’s borrowings.

 

House of Reps member, Solomon Bob who raised a movement of pressing public significance, had alleged that that Rivers is the one state out of the 36 states, to be disregarded of the benefitting states within the new loans to be obtained by the federal authorities. 

 

Bob described this as an alleged discrimination in opposition to Rivers State which contributes enormously to the federation account.

 

After the movement was deliberated on, the House Committee on Aids and Loans was directed to liaise with the presidency to incorporate Rivers State within the loans, whether it is discovered to be the one state that has been excluded.

 

Governor Nyesom Wike had additionally talked concerning the exclusion earlier this week. He famous that it is likely to be due to his ongoing battle with the Federal Inland Revenue Services over the gathering of Value Added Tax. 

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