The Osun State Government has said it received the sum of N2bn from the Federal Government for subsidy palliatives while N7bn refund to the state was specifically meant for infrastructure intervention.
A statement on Sunday, signed by the spokesperson for the governor, Olawale Rasheed, accused the All Progressives Congress of spreading ‘deliberate falsehood and misinformation’ after the state governor, Ademola Adeleke’s performance at the maiden Ipade Imole, a public engagement programme organised by the state government.
Adeleke explained that the N2bn released for subsidy palliatives was being disbursed for food palliatives, transport services and refurbishment of health centres.
It added that also at the programme, Adeleke while speaking on the N7bn federal refund explained that it was designated for infrastructure intervention, noting that the amount constituted less than 20 per cent of the total money the administration was committing to infrastructure upgrade.
It also said the governor further provided details of the proposed infrastructure projects to include dualisation of roads, building of overhead bridges, mass solar lightning of major roads, upgrades of hospitals, water intervention projects and Imole Housing estates, all across the nine federal constituencies.
“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 paralysed and strategically in disorder in the face of a serving governor with over 90 per cent performance approval rating.
“The people who are confused, disorganized and blinded by loss of power are the APC rank and file who daily sponsored fake news that further destroy 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,” the statement partly read.