Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the state government
got a net allocation of N2.5 billion from the Federation Account for
the month of July, contrary to insinuations by the opposition All
Progressives Congress (APC) that it got over N9 billion.
He made this disclosure in Ado-Ekiti on Monday while speaking on state
radio and television.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the
governor challenged the APC and any other person or group having any
contrary figures to make that public.
Brandishing the allocation paper that came from Abuja, the governor
said after the deduction of over N900 million to service the state’s
debts, what eventually came to the state was N2.51 billion.
He added that the 16 local governments were given N2.01 billion.
“Those peddling unfounded rumours were given their own opportunity to
lead the state and they left the state in huge debts. Their failed,
white elephant projects litter the state. The uncompleted civic
centre, the new Governor’s Office along NTA Road where they only
scrapped the ground. The pavilion was uncompleted and left in a state
“I have always make known whatever comes to the state as allocations.
There is nothing to hide as even the federal authorities do publish
the allocations in daily newspapers. Their mischief has failed and by
God’s grace they cannot defeat me. Let them continue to delude
themselves, Ekiti people are no fools, they know the truth and those
who stand for the truth,” he said.
The governor also used the occasion to announce that the social
security scheme of the state government where 1000 people would be
paid N5000 monthly would soon take off.
He gave the assurance that the money would be paid directly into
people’s accounts and not given to anybody to disburse.
Governor Fayose also urged pensioners in the state yet to complete
their verification exercise to do so between Tuesday and Thursday this
He added that about 11000 had been verified and about 3000 were yet to
take part. Emphasizing the importance of the exercise, the governor
said only those that had been verified would be paid this month.