Governor Nasiru Idris has approved a N675 million furniture allowance for the 21 elected council chairmen in Kebbi State.
His Chief Press Secretary, Ahmed Idris, confirmed this in a statement issued on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi.
Ahmed quoted the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Umar, as saying that “the approval is for 2022 to 2024.”
While appreciating the governor for the kind gesture, the permanent secretary also commended him not only for making people’s lives meaningful but also for executing projects that have a direct bearing on the lives of the general population.
Reacting to the development, Alhaji Aminu Ahmed, the Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, who is also the Chairman, Birnin Kebbi Local Government, lauded the governor on behalf of his colleagues.
He assured that the money would capture furniture allowances for the local government council, councillors, and secretaries.
“The allowance is long overdue, but with the coming of this administration, our impeccable and amiable governor has graciously approved the allowance; this is a sign of good leadership.
“May Almighty Allah guide him and give him the wisdom to excellently pilot the affairs of the state,” he prayed.