Edo govt announces N1.3bn allocation for traditional rulers

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Edo State Government, on Tuesday, announced that the sum of N1,316,746,764.13 had been released to the state’s Council of Traditional Rulers as arrears of the five percent of the local government allocations due to the traditional rulers, which was warehoused by the government when there was crisis within the council.

Addressing a joint press conference in Benin on Tuesday, the duo of Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Chris Osa Nehikhare, and his counterpart in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Monday Osaigbovo, said that the disbursement of the funds had commenced.

Nehikhare, who was the first to speak explained that prior to the…



Source: Nigerian Tribune