Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna central senatorial district at the National Assembly has reacted to the last tranche of Paris bailout funds that the federal government would soon disburse to states across the federation.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that the lawmaker warned that the funds might be used to prosecute the 2019 general elections by some state governors, suggesting that the labour union be carried along to thwart such acts.
Sani who made this assertion public via his Twitter page, emphatically stressed that labour unions should be fully involved in the disbursement of the funds, to ensure workers benefit from the money.
If the last tranche of Paris refund will be shared to states on condition that they should settle the backlog of wages of their workers,then the state chapters of the Labour union must be engaged and involved, or else Paris will end up in Polls.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) September 12, 2018
“If the last tranche of Paris refund will be shared to states on condition that they should settle the backlog of wages of their workers, then the state chapters of the labour union must be engaged and involved, or else Paris will end up in polls,” the senator tweeted.
There are indications that the federal government may soon release the last tranche of the Paris bailout funds to state governors to clear the backlog of salaries in their states.
Prior to this development, some opposition political figures in some states have also voiced out against the timing of the release, saying state executives might deploy it for elections.
In an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that PDP gubernatorial candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke issued a strong warning to Governor Aregbesola not to use Osun state’s share of Paris refund to fund September 22 governorship election coming up in the state.