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Subsidy Palliative: Osun govt denies receiving only N2bn from FG

Subsidy Palliative: Osun govt denies receiving only N2bn from FG

By Richard Akintade, Osogbo

The Osun State Government has refuted allegations, claiming it received only N2 billion 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 N2 billion was allocated for subsidy palliatives, while an additional N7 billion refund from the Federal Government was earmarked for infrastructure intervention.


Governor Ademola Adeleke’s led government in the state clarified that only Two Billion Naira had so far been received from the Federal Government for subsidy palliatives while the Seven Billion Naira Federal refund to the state was specifically designated for infrastructure intervention.

In a statement issued on Sunday by the office of the State Governor through the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, and made available to our Correspondent in Osogbo the Osun state capital, the Government slammed what it called “deliberate falsehood and misinformation by APC’s operatives who are in disarray over the wonderful performance and transparency of Mr Governor at the Ipade Imole which was televised life and live streamed across new media platforms.

At the Ipade Imole, Governor Adeleke told the people of the state that the N2 Billion naira released for subsidy palliatives is being disbursed for food palliatives, transport services, and refurbishment of health centers. Procurement orders have already been placed.

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On the N7 billion naira federal refund, the Governor explained in both Yoruba and English language that it was designated for infrastructure intervention and constitutes less than 20 percent of the total money Osun State Government is committing to infrastructure upgrade.

Mr Governor further provided details of the proposed infrastructure projects including dualization of roads, the building of overhead bridges, mass solar lighting of major roads, upgrades of hospitals, water intervention projects, and Imole Housing estates, all across the nine federal constituencies. Due process and compliance with procurement laws are underway.

“This government is committed to transparency and accountability in the spirit of open government and Freedom of Information. Our people understand, appreciate, and support Mr. Governor and the good intentions of his administration.

“At a time the Presidency is ashamed of the legacy and profile of the previous APC government in Osun state, the opposition is daily sinking into a sinkhole, getting practically paralyzed and strategically in disorder in the face of a serving Governor with over 90 percent performance approval rating.

“The people who are confused, disorganized, and blinded by the loss of power are the APC rank and file who daily sponsored fake news that further destroys the opposition party in public ratings. Governor Adeleke remains a deeply honest, accountable, and responsive leader whose preoccupation is to deliver good governance and democratic dividends to the good people of Osun state”.

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