Delta makes N3.5b monthly, monarchs to get oil royalties

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Delta State Government currently generates an average of N3.5 billion monthly as internally generated revenue (IGR), the Commissioner for Finance, Chief David Edevbie, has disclosed. Edevbie, who addressed reporters in Asaba alongside Patrick Ukah, his Information counterpart and Chief James Augoye of Works, said government was able to pay its workers December salary before the Christmas celebration. \r\nHe attributed the move to prudent financial management and discipline on the part of the current administration in the state. Also speaking, Augoye said that the state government had approved the rehabilitation of the 10.8 kilometre road leading to a private university, Edwin Clark University in Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Council of the state. \r\nThe ivory tower is owned by a top member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark. In another development, traditional rulers in communities hosting Oil Mining Lease 30 (OML 30) are soon to get their three per cent royalty as captured in the enabling Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) between the oil-bearing communities and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Peter Mrakpor has assured.

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