Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has paid no less than N129m for 300 pages of a national newspaper to publish names of civil servants that have been paid their salaries in the state.
Generally a black and white advert page on a national daily newspaper costs about N430, 500.
According to him, the advert which began last Thursday will run till January, 2018.
He tweeted: “If you wish to know the truth about Kogi State’s salary issues, pick up a copy of Leadership newspaper today. Publication began last Thursday.
“We are publishing 300 pages of to prove to the world finally how much we have been paying in wages and who are being paid since Jan 2016.
“The outstanding salary arrears in Kogi State Civil Service are in 4 categories.”
This move is a share waste of scarce resources of the Government. N129 million would been enough to rehabilitate some roads in Kogi State or fix some of the dilapidated buildings in our primary schools. Let’s have fear of God Almighty in every thing we do