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Kogi Joins Oil-producing States, Gets Derivation Allocation

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Kogi has finally joined the league of oil-producing states in Nigeria with the receipt of its first derivation allocation from the Federation Account.

The Information Commissioner, Kingsley Fanwo, disclosed this shortly after the State Executive Council meeting at Government House, Lokoja.

Fanwo said that Gov. Yahaya Bello broke the news during the meeting and assured residents of his administration’s determination to record more wins for the state.

“It’s on record that this administration has recorded many giant strides in various sectors covering the thematic areas of our governor’s New Direction Blueprint.

“This breakthrough in the derivation allocation will no doubt make us do more for our people.

“On breaking the news, our governor said he was so elated to announce to the good people of Kogi State that the administration has received our first derivation allocation as an oil-producing state.

“This announcement is in line with the administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability, for which we have received many awards,” he said.


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