Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has directed the immediate freezing of all the state and local governments’ accounts with immediate effect, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

This was contained in a statement signed by the commissioner for finance, Asiwaju Asiru Idris and made available to All Nigeria Latest News on Thursday, in Lokoja.

The statement reads: “No imprest or any form of payment should be made to anyone from Government Account henceforth.

“Standing Orders and Investment Instructions are hereby cancelled forthwith.

”All Kogi State and Local Government Accounts are hereby FROZEN with effect from today, Thursday 22nd November 2003.”

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