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.