Ekiti Assembly moves to probe Fayose’s N10 billion budget

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Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti StateState govt denies receiving N30b from FG
The Ekiti State House of Assembly has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the passage of a N10 billion supplementary budget by 16 members of the House during the twilight of the administration of the immediate past government of Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The Speaker, Adeniran Alagbada, constituted the three-member ad-hoc panel at the plenary session yesterday.
The supplementary budget was considered and approved on by the lawmakers led by the impeached Speaker, Kolawole Oluwawole. In another development, members of the House have applauded the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for cancelling the education tax imposed on pupils by the immediate past administration of Fayose.
Alagbada gave the commendation while contributing to the debate on the effect of the cancellation at the House plenary in Ado-Ekiti. The Speaker described the abrogation of the education tax as a burden taken away from the people.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State government has denied receiving N30 billion from the Federal Government in the last one week.It said that contrary to news making the rounds in the state, it has not received any money in the last one week of the administration.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, said the government would always provide correct information to the people on all its transactions.He also assured the people that the government would always engage regular briefings on the state of finances and developments in the state.
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,” the statement said.

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