Governor Ayo Fayose Was accused of lying about Paris Club refund
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticised Governor Ayo Fayose for saying that the recently disbursed Paris Club refund will not be enough to pay wages. The party also alleged that Fayose wants to divert the funds meant for paying the workforce of Ekiti state.
According to Daily Post, the Ekiti APC spokesman, Taiwo Olatunbosun said “Fayose hinted during the programme that what Ekiti got as refund from the Paris Club could barely pay a month salary because of deductions.
“We challenge Governor Fayose over this false claim as the Paris refund is not subject to any deduction. It is the state’s monthly allocation that is subject to deduction while the local government allocation is also not subject to deduction.
“It was Ekiti State Government that borrowed money from the Paris Club and not the local governments and so refunds cannot be made to local government.
“The N9.6bn refund is exclusively for the state government to pay salary and so any other claims by Fayose to brainwash the workers to deny them their entitlements once again is not only wicked and selfish, but also a fraudulent practice that Fayose has elevated to an official policy to short-change the state and her people at all times.
“Another cash of monthly N1.3bn budget support fund, including Internally Generated Revenue of about N300m is there and this is separate from the local government allocation, thus bringing total cash this month alone to N13.1bn.”
The Ekiti State Governor had earlier accused the federal government of refusing to release the monthly allocation for his state.