Govs. Turn Their Back Against Senate President Akpabio, Deny Receiving N30bn Hunger Fund

Date: 23-02-2024 8:40 am (2 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Several state governors have refuted a claim made by Senate President Godswill Akpabio regarding the disbursement of N30 billion to each state by the Federal Government to address food crisis in the country.

Speaking during the inauguration of a renovated central mosque in the Iseyin area of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde, who is also the Vice-Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, stated that no such funds were received by any state. He emphasized that all revenues accruing to the country go into the federation account, and allocations are then distributed to all tiers of government. He expressed disbelief at Akpabio's claim and questioned why such information was being disseminated without verification.

Other state officials from Lagos, Osun, Benue, Katsina, and Sokoto also denied receiving the alleged funds. The Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, stated unequivocally that Lagos did not receive N30 billion from anyone. Similarly, Osun State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, dismissed the claim, affirming that Osun did not receive such funds. The Benue State Commissioner for Finance and Budget Planning, Michael Oglegba, refuted the statement attributed to the Senate President, stating that it was not true. He emphasized that no such disbursement had occurred, as he was currently attending a meeting of the Federation Account Allocation Committee.

Furthermore, officials from Katsina, Zamfara, and Enugu states also denied knowledge of the alleged fund disbursement. The Sokoto State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party challenged the state administration to be transparent in its management of resources and to address the challenges faced by the people, particularly regarding the high cost of foodstuffs and poverty. The party criticized Governor Ahmed Aliyu's speech for lacking substance and failing to provide assurances regarding the utilization of the purported funds.

In summary, multiple state governments and officials have refuted the claim of N30 billion disbursement, questioning its authenticity and emphasizing the need for transparency and accountability in governance.

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Useless and evil wicked human being like akpabio he’s a thief,the man who fainted in court one certain time,apkabio was the mastermind of the stolen money,,today he’s a senate president…scheisse land
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