Kogi bailout saga: Austin Okai tackles perpetrators, lambasts Yahaya Bello


A renowned activist, blogger and politician of Kogi extraction, popularly known as Usman Austin Okai has dragged the executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello over the recent announcement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, where they disclosed an intention to return 20 billion Naira bailout fund to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

In a statement, Okai Said, Kogi State has just lost N20 billion to EFCC due to Yahaya Bello’s “greed and wickedness”.

Speaking further, The Peoples Democratic Party frontier lashed at Governor Bello, adding that imprints of this obnoxious act are usually on the poor workers in the state who are victims of percentage salaries in recent years.

In an explosive fashion, the activist queried the decision of the State Governor who allegedly fixed the money meant to offset salaries of workers in the State.

The political activist argued that Yahaya Bello’s deal allegedly orchestrated and or coordinated to defraud and milk Kogi State is what led to this harsh decision from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, saying “it’s unfortunate that this is happening at a time when Civil Servants & Pensioners are committing suicide due to hunger & starvation.

Speaking in his Abuja Residence, Comrade Okai tasked the State Governor to tender a public apology to the entire State, stating that the Federal High Court’s decision to grant EFCC request to return the money back to CBN is a big blow on the state and her economy.

“Inasmuch as the unfolding scenario has exposed the high rate of dirtiness in Kogi state financial dealings, it has a negative impact on our workers and economy.

“I always know that this Government has nothing good to offer the good people of Kogi State, I have been called different names whenever I raised the alarm of Bello’s counterfactual navigations. But today, I have been vindicated”, he said.

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