The governor of Ekiti State and chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose yesterday stormed the Federal Ministry of Finance complex over non-payment of the state’s allocation for the month of January, and N1.1billion budget support fund.
Fayose who was at the ministry to demand explanation from the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, noted that other states of the federation had received the allocation but Ekiti State. The governor also stated that the oversight was suspicious, as he said the situation has repeated itself the second time.
“What we are talking about is a part of the monthly allocation for the month of January and the budget support which is about N1.1billion that have not been paid,” he said.
Fayose who arrived at the ministry around 3:30pm on Wednesday had a short meeting with officials of the ministry, as the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun was at the Federal Executive Council meeting.
While briefing journalists, shortly after the meeting, the governor
said Mrs. Adeosun had spoken to him over the matter, and assured that the delay wasn’t politically motivated.
“By the time I got here the Minister has already gone for the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting but I met with the Special Adviser, who assured me that the matter will be resolved when the Minister is back. I believe I should do a follow up to meet with the Minister of Finance for an update but she actually called me on Tuesday that she just got back but going to look into it today and have it resolved as soon as possible.”