The Osun State Government has refuted allegations, claiming it received only two billion naira from the Federal Government for subsidy palliative.
In a statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, spokesperson to the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, on Sunday, the state government clarified that the two billion naira was allocated for subsidy palliatives, while an additional seven billion naira refund from the Federal Government was earmarked for infrastructure intervention.
Debunking the alleged statement attributed to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rasheed, in a report by Tribune, described it as a deliberate falsehood and misinformation.
“At the Ipade Imole event, Governor Adeleke informed the state’s residents that the N2 billion released for subsidy palliatives is being disbursed for food palliatives, transport services, and refurbishment of health centres. Procurement orders have already been placed.”
“On the N7 billion federal refund,” Rasheed continued, “the Governor explained in both Yoruba and English that it was designated for infrastructure intervention and constitutes less than 20 per cent of the total funds the Osun State Government is committing to infrastructure upgrades.” The statement read in part.