Politics Governor Okowa Pays N382m Monthly To 2,203 Political Aides - Commissioner



No fewer than 2, 203 political aides receive N382 million as monthly salaries from Governor Ifeanyi Okwa of Delta state, the state commissioner of FInance, Olorogun David Edevbie said.

The state Commissioner gave the figure Monday in Asaba while fielding questions on the rationale in the increase of the state overhead costs in the 2018 fiscal proposals.

He also said the state had 45,000 civil servants receiving N4.5 billion monthly salaries.

“I find it funny when some persons say that political appointees are more than civil servants in the state,” he said.


The Commissioner who briefed the press with his Information and Economic Planning counterparts, Mr Patrick Ukah and Dr Kingsley Emu, also disclosed that state debt profile to contractors stood at N100 billion.

He said Nigeria was indebted to over N19 trillion out of which the federal government owed N14 trillion, adding that the federal government owed 75% of the total foreign debt and 80% of accumulated domestic debt.

- Dailytrust
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