The Kwara State government says it will use its share of the second tranche of the Paris Club refund to assist local government councils to offset part of their outstanding salary arrears and on critical infrastructure projects in the State.
The State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed disclosed this on Saturday during the monthly meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ilorin, the State capital.
Governor Ahmed said the State government is expected to receive another 25% of its claims as its share of the Paris club refunds.
He added that once the money is received, the government will apply it towards salary arrears at the local governments and also fund infrastructure development.
Alhaji Ahmed noted that the government is committed to bridging the infrastructure deficit in the State in order to make it more attractive for investment and enhance the people’s welfare.
It will be recalled that the State government released the sum of N3.4bn to the local councils as their share of the first tranche received by the State.