The Nigeria Governors Forum revealed in a statement that the sum of N243.8 billion worth of Paris Club refunds was not disbursed to Governors for the Month of August.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Head, Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, on Friday in Abuja, stating that it is untrue and news on the issue should be ignored.
What the NGF said
“The NGF wishes to state categorically that nothing can be farther from the truth as this disbursement did not happen and could not have happened as there are no further possibilities, that they can happen now, or in the future.
“The lie is further accentuated by the fact that the announcer has remained anonymous and to all intents and purposes, faceless. If it were true and the announcer sure of his facts, he would have owned the announcement in case anyone wanted to verify the information. But alas! The faceless announcer of the fake disbursement, is apparently, completely oblivious of, or even clueless, about how the Paris Club refunds came about.
“This ignorance is either a sincere lack of knowledge of the process or a deliberate effort to cause confusion in the land,” Bello-Barkindo said.
The NGF noted the cumulative over-payment of debts by States, which has been refunded, stating that the Paris Club is not a reserve institution from which the Federal Government could easily disburse funds.