Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has refuted media report that the Federal Government's N15 billion budget support facility was bail out to states. 

The governor cleared the air while interacting with newsmen in his office. 

Describing the media reports as misleading, Governor Emmanuel said the fund earmarked by the Federal Government was  to support implementation of budget by states  as against what is written in the media. 

Menawhile, consistent low federal allocations caused by the downturn of the economy seems to be forcing state governments to search for solutions.

Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed says his state has taken steps that will lift the people out of poverty  by signing a $56 million agreement with a Chinese company to set up an industrial park in the state.