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Paris Club Refund: SDP Chairman commends FG over condition for release to states

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Chidi Nwosu, the Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Abia, has hailed Federal Government’s condition set for states to qualify for the second tranche of the Paris Club refund.

Nwosu said on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Umuahia, that the measure as laudable.

He that the Abia experience showed that some states did not judiciously administer previous federal government’s largesse.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for displaying rare magnanimity by releasing bailout and first tranche of Paris Club refund to states to enable them offset salary arrears.

He, however, expressed concern that Abia government did not deploy the intervention fund to pay outstanding salaries and pension.

According to him, “there is no evidence that Abia government judiciously utilised the first tranche of the Paris Club refund.

“There is no justifiable reason to give another tranche of the Paris Club refund to the state,” he said.