The Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of being economical with the truth about the financial situation of the state.
The opposition party said the governor’s message to civil servants that they should not expect salary in January was a mark of his uncaring attitude to workers, despite the fact that the current allocation to the state is enough to offset workers’ salaries.
The Ekiti APC pointed out that since the governor had refused to embark on any infrastructure development programme in the state, he should explain what he does with the federal allocation accruing to the state monthly.
In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party said October statutory federal allocation to the state and local governments totalling N3,635,936,192.00 was more than enough to address workers’ salaries.
“October allocation to the state government is N1,967,380,219.98 while allocation to the 16 local governments is N1,668,555,972.02 totaling N3,635,936,192.00. This is aside from the N9bn bailout, which is meant to clear arrears of salaries but which he has diverted and is yet to account for.
“If Fayose claims he spends N2.6b for workers’ salary, which is inflated anyway, what does he do with the balance, particularly as he doesn’t have any infrastructure development spending?” Olatunbosun queried.