Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has revealed plans of the Federal Government to refund debts owed the 36 states by paying them 20 billion apiece, a total of 720billion naira.

Dogara said the money would be used for the provision of infrastructure by the states.

Many states had in the past undertaken to rehabilitate failing federal government infrastructure in their domain, especially road projects with the understanding that they would be repaid by the letter.