“We received no such refund,” Adamawa Govt Debunks Rumored N243 billion Paris Club refund.

“It is false, malicious, baseless, fictitious and it has only come out from interlopers that feasts on blackmail and misinformation.”
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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Photo Credits: @iDomiya)

The Adamawa State Government denied receiving a Paris Club return from the federal government on Friday.

The state received a portion of the N243.8 billion Paris Club reimbursement this month, August 2021, according to social media rumour mills.

Dr Ishaya John Dabari., the state Commissioner of Finance and Budget, dismissed the allegation when speaking with Government House journalists in Yola on Friday. He said the idea, which was obviously believed and supported primarily by personnel in the state civil service, was simply that: a myth.

Dabari said,

“We received no such refund”, adding that what was being sold sounded more like the previous Paris Club refund five years ago, when the current administration was still in opposition.

Also in August 2021, the state branch of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) disassociated itself from the "fictitious N243.8 billion Paris club Refund" monies allegedly dispersed among states.

According to Alhaji Jingi Rufai, the state chairman of ALGON, the claimed N6,114,300,352.68 that has allegedly arrived in the state is fake.

According to ALGON;

“It is false, malicious, baseless, fictitious and it has only come out from interlopers that feasts on blackmail and misinformation.”

It was restated that neither Governor Ahmadu Fintiri nor the ALGON Secretariat in Adamawa State has received anything in the name of the Paris Club from the federal government for the month of August 2021.