Govs demand $1bn from excess crude to settle contractors


… FG agrees to reimburse states in 2013 on rehabilitated roads


States governors yesterday demanded $1 billion from the excess crude account to enable them settle contractors of various projects in their states. This was even as the Federal Government had agreed to reimburse all states for the roads constructed or rehabilitated in 2013, having concluded verification and harmonisation of claims.

Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the last National Economic Council (NEC) for the year chaired by Vice President Namadi Sambo, the Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo alongside his colleagues Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Martins Elechi of Ebonyi and Deputy Governor of Sokoto states, Muktari Shagari, disclosed that N881 billion had been paid for subsidy claims while N100 billion was still needed for settlement. On the demand of $1 billion by state governors, Shagari said, the money was important because state governments had completed projects that were useful to the people and the contractors would be paid to prevent them from abandoning the projects.

On the excess crude account, he said council was briefed on the state of negotiations between Federal Government and states on the status and it was advised that negotiation should continue pending the court decision on the matter. Shagari, however said: “We agreed to allow the case in court to continue so that we will know at the end of the day how the excess crude will be shared. There is no disagreement between the states and the Federal Government but we are only trying to ensure that the right thing is done, that due process is followed.” On state of federal roads and rehabilitation, Fayemi said council assured that states would be paid all works done on federal roads by the Federal Ministry of Works.

He said council reassured that verification had been completed and would be presented to council early next year to enable the funds to be released to states. On borrowing plan, Fayemi said state commissioners were to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Finance on the guidelines and borrowing facilities. “Council confirmed that there was need for harmonisation with FMF, governors or representives are to make themselves available to the committees at the National Assembly to harmonize the figures on external debts. On establishment of security outfits in the states, he said the National Security Adviser (NSA), briefed council on the establishment of security outfits in the states as part of measures of improving security in the country.

He said issues such as establishment of vigilance group, provision of grazing land and abuse of siren were also discussed. He said all state vigilance groups should follow Federal Government guidelines. Fayemi also said it was resolve that the office of NSA should collaborate with states and expedite action as regards the use of siren, that states should submit preliminary action on grazing land and that security agencies should ensure procurement of tracking equipment to support operation. Council resolved that states should provide grazing land to forestall continued clashes between farmers and herdsmen.

After discussion on the abuse of siren, it was resolved that only those authorized should use sirens. henceforth and no man should drive around with number plates not identified. He said both the governors and NSA agreed that this was one issue that would be taken seriously. On building of a national broadband and ICT infrastructure, Shagari said the Minister of Communication Technology presented a paper to the council on building a national broadband and ICT Infrastructure in Nigeria. “ Council resolved to set up a committee to look into it and report during the second NEC meeting in 2013.”

24 yrs boy started importation with N10,450. Read his story here!

Men, forget Viagra. Use these to increase your manhood size & strength

How to start a profitable importation biz with as low as N10,000 only

How watermelon made a Benin boy over N1,000,000 in 73days

Superb premature ejaculation spray. You 'll last 30minutes+

How to earn 40k-200k monthly from football matches almost on autopilot

3 Things I did to cure premature ejaculation after my wife left me

Small manhood and premature ejaculation limited my performance for 4yrs!

7 Simple yet amazing steps to earn over N200,000/monthly. Click here

How to get flat belly in just 9 days. Click here!

Earn N50,000 extra every weekend predicting football matches... Click here!

Click here now if you are interested in earning at least N7,500/daily

How a young Nigerian generate over N1,000,000/month via digital marketing

Generate as much as 150k-250k profit from your football betting investment

Incredible special offer! Amazing business that earns you N200,000/month

Exposed! How 23yrs Ijebu boy makes N270,000 with Facebook. Read story!

Work from home and get paid at least $1000 weekly!

Secret Online Business that pays you N25,000 weekly income exposed!

How we make N300,000 every 6weeks selling 10k catfish fingerlings at N30 each

Free e-book reveals how to get visa easily. Click here!


About Author


  1. adeyemi sandra on

    Earn Instant $4.83 In your Liberty reserve Thru Currency Exchange
    Exchange earnings

    Break into your Financial Freedom do not pay any one to teach about online business
    i have paid heavily to so many brokers and Forex marketers but got nothing and i am
    unveiling this here for free do not pay any one to get this, start making you own earnings
    online its free, All you need do, is just to get your calculator and follow me carefully
    as i outline the (steps) below.


  2. Very Clean with Full Options Blackberry 9800 Torch1 from RIM ,Canada @ a cheap price Per unit and for bulk buyer price goes down. 0-8-0-9-8-9-9-6-9-0-3

  3. Xmass is arround the cornner so they needed more money to steal in other to go for a shopping spree abroad. What have they done with their statutory allocations. Our various states are still grossly underdeveloped and they are bussy buying private jets. THIEVES

  4. Join the winning team today, and change ur life for Good. Click the below link & register to join Netcontacts, the most and reliable money makin scheme in Nigeria after u register u will have 2 pay N1500 for ur membership activation, & start makin money with ease and no limit for just invitin people to register as member, & receive N1500 from each of ur invitees, SO THAT U ACTIVATE THEM, WHERE BY THEY TOO WILL INVITE OTHERS, AND GET PAID, netcontacts is real, people are makin money each day passes, i advice u to acknowlege it and make tremendous benefits. GOODLUCK

  5. IF JONATHAN HAS GOT D LIVER 2 DOCK THEIR PREDECESSORS, THEY WONT BE ASKING 4 MORE MONEY. People lets talk about money making & helping ourselves, Pls join the Nigerian Facebook where u make money on everybody u invite. There’re 2 many poor pple in this country, coming together, we can rescue many. YOU CAN MAKE A LOT OF MONEY PAID DIRECTLY 2 UR BANK ACCOUNT EVEN IN NIGERIA. Just click & register free:


  7. Nda Remi Obijur on

    No more money should be shared to these criminals. Infact i will need it to take care of my fellow poor people, so Jona take note.

  8. GEJ, pls. tell all of them to resign, if they can not perform without the money.
    Remember that God will blame you for their excesses if you keep “blind eye” to the detriment of this generation.

Leave A Reply