“The attention of Ekiti State Government has been drawn to some malicious reports that the new administration has received N30 billion in the last one week”
Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti
The Ekiti State government has denied reports alleging that it has received a sum of N30 billion from the Federal Government as allocation, saying such reports are “malicious”.
In a press statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Tuesday and signed by Chief Press Secretary to Governor Fayemi Kayode, Yinka Oyebode, the government said: “The attention of Ekiti State Government has been drawn to some malicious reports from some quarters that the new administration has received N30 billion from the Federal Government in the last one week.
“We would have ignored this baseless rumour that is being circulated on social media by some unscrupulous individuals, but for the sake of members of the public that could be misled in the process,” it said.
Clarifying further on the allegation, Oyebode said: “The fact remains that the new administration has not received any money from the Federal Government or any of its agencies since its inauguration a week ago.
“As a responsible government that believes in accountability and transparency, this government will always provide correct information to the people on all its transactions and will not hide anything from the people.
“Members of the public are thereby assured of regular briefings on the state of finances and developments in the state. The era of government by deceit and falsehood has ended on October 15, 2018.
“The present administration is focused on meeting its obligations to workers, pensioners and the general public and will not be distracted by lies being told by remnants of the crumbled Ayo Fayose dynasty,” it clarified.