Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has expressed surprise over the whereabouts of the monthly subventions he has been signing for the running of the Nigeria-Korea Friendship Institute of Vocational Technology (NKFI), Lokoja.
Bello, who paid a maiden visit to the institute, was taken aback when NKFI Principal, Okewu Arome Gabriel told him that amongst the challenges bedeviling the institute was its not receiving monthly imprests/subventions for its daily running since it was commissioned over a year ago.
The governor said: “You (principal) said you have not been receiving monthly subventions. I have been approving these subventions and releasing money monthly.”
He directed that the State Accountant General should appear before him during a meeting scheduled to hold with members of the steering committee of the institution to determine the whereabouts of the subventions he had been approving.
Governor Bello, who expressed gratitude to the Korean Government for the partnership in establishing such institute in the state, assured that his administration would “take the institution very seriously, own it, finance it and ensure that the institute is running smoothly.”
Credits: Itodo Daniel Sule | Daily Trust