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Governors owing salaries despite security votes, IGR are corrupt – TUC President

Governors owing salaries despite security votes, IGR are corrupt – TUC President

Comrade Bobboi Kaigama

President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Comrade Bobboi Kaigama, has expressed dismay over security votes for governors and other political office holders, describing it as an avenue for corruption.

At a press conference in Jalingo, Taraba State, yesterday, Kaigama, said while security votes were often diverted, most governors also do not make public, expenditure of their internally generated revenue.

Kaigama disclosed that the TUC was collaborating with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to ensure that governors were made to account for the bailout funds released to their respective states by the federal government.


The TUC leader recalled that the first condition before states were created was that they should be able to pay their workers’ salaries with the internally generated revenue of their states.

“It is disheartening to note that in spite of billions of naira that monthly accrue to states from the federation account including their own internally generated revenue they cannot pay salaries,” he noted.

Kaigama called on the EFCC and the ICPC to prosecute all corrupt political office holders.

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