Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo had defended the bail-out fund policy of the Buhari administration for states owing salaries of civil servants.
Osinbajo said this at the ceremony organised by the Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari’s senior special assistant on Media, Malam Garba Shehu, who is an indigene of the state.
Osinbajo was the special guest of honour at the event which took place at the Africa Hall of the Kano Government House.
During his remarks, the vice president said that the bail out for states was promoted by the fact that the 36 states of the federation are owing commercial banks N685 billion which he said has negatively hindered them to settle most of their commitments in respect of salaries and other entitlements.
He said that the Federal Government will also pursue to a logical conclusion, the implementation of social welfare policy that will alleviate poverty and ensure that democratic dividends gets to the door step of the common man.
He commended Malam Garba Shehu for being consistent and dedicated in the profession of journalism, adding that Garba’s honesty, simplicity integrity have continued to endear him to people he has met and worked with.
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