Ekiti got N2.5B not N9B FAAC – Fayose

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 Monday while speaking on state radio and television.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State had in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Monday asked governor Ayodele Fayose to spend the fresh monthly federal allocation to the state to pay workers’ salaries and dying pension­ers’ entitlements.
APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, had said that the fresh federal allocation of N4.732 billion to the state, excluding Lo­cal Government allocation, presented opportunity for the workers and pension­ers to be paid at least four months of their salary ar­rears and allowances at once since we know the wage bill of the state is not up to N2.6 billion as always claimed by Fayose.
“Since he claims to be a friend of the masses, Fayose should be honest with Ekiti people and with God now that he has been exposed by adding the N4.7 billion State allocation to the Lo­cal Government Allocation which is almost the same amount.
“It is gratifying that the Federal Government an­nounced the July alloca­tions to the 36 states giving details of figure each of the states receives.
But 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.

Originally posted 2016-07-26 02:19:32.

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