By Rotimi Odofin
Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has called on the federal government to assist the state in tackling the menace of insecurity and constant flooding in some parts of the state.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Ismaila Isah, who revealed in a statement, said
Governor Ododo made the call when he received a delegation of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, at the Government House, Lokoja, on Thursday.

The Governor noted that as a transit state that borders ten other states, Kogi needs improved financial intervention from the federal government to address challenges of insecurity and flooding, which he noted could impact other states around Kogi if left unaddressed.

Governor Ododo, therefore, sought consideration for improved funding from the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission under the Stabilization Fund to address emerging challenges in the state as part of ongoing particular intervention by the federal government.

In a remark, the Leader of the delegation from the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Mr Bako Ibrahim Shettima, explained that the team was in Kogi State to verify the justification for the disbursement of the Stabilization Fund given the state government’s request.

He stated that the issues presented to the commission would be evaluated, adding that proactive steps would be taken to meet the demand by the Kogi State government.

The RMAFC delegation later accompanied Governor Ododo on a tour of some ongoing projects in the state, including the 9 Kilometer Zone 8-Zango-GYB Road, 5.5 Kilometer Zone 8-Crusher Road, and the refurbishment workshop at the Kogi State Agricultural Development Project complex in Felele, among others.

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