The Governor of Sokoto?State,?Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, has approved N3.9 billion for the payment of all outstanding commitments .
A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Abdullahi Bala, stated that commitments under the capital expenditure?amounted to?N2.5 billion .
“Down payments in this category total over N377 million. Payments for commitments of N10 million and below will gulp N231 million while payments above N10 million will take about N1.8 billion .''
Supplementary on capital expenditure?amounted to?more than?N314 million ,’’ it stated.
According to the statement, under recurrent expenditure, all payments of N5 million and below will take?more than?N366 million, while all payments above N5 million will?take more than N675 million .
The statement stated that?“with this development, government hopes that all contractors engaged in the execution of projects will re-double efforts in ensuring timely completion'' .
“ In like manner, with the payment of all overhead costs for government Ministries, Departments and Agencies , it is expected that civil servants will re-dedicate themselves to discharging their duties efficiently to ensure the attainment of outlined goals .’’( NAN)