States received N2trillion refunds under Buhari – Bagudu

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The administration of President Muhammmadu Buhari gave States in Nigeria over Ntrillion to aid economic recovery, says Atiku Baguda, chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Governors Forum and governor of Kebbi State.

The money came in form of restructuring of loans, refunds on federal roads and the refund for Paris Club, which has helped in economic recovery, payment of salaries and pensions, as well as payment of gratuities.

This is just as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Tuesday debunked claims that “a gorilla swallowed N6.8m at the Kano zoo.

Ganduje who stated that “no Gorilla exists at the Kano zoo said he had instituted a panel of enquiry into the matter, adding that preliminary reports shows that armed bandits invaded the zoo and made away with the money and the entire safe if the zoo.

Baguda disclosed this while fielding questions from State House Correspondents on Tuesday, after leading the APC Governors to meet with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Bagudu said the Governors used the opportunity to express their gratitude to the President for his support for states.
According to Bagudu states also enjoyed increased investment in agriculture, as part of Buhari Aconscious decision by the administration to support agriculture as a way out of economic challenges and enhance economic growth.

He noted that the President’s economic efforts “have begun to pay off in terms of more economic prosperity and increased security across the country even though some challenges still remain, he is working hard at it”

He assured that they will continue to work with the “President to ensure that we increase economic performance, security of our country and social cohesion.”

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, speaking further on his meeting