Akeredolu To Spend Over N700 Million On Gifts And Others

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has budgeted a total of N795 million on gifts items, donations and hosting of state’s guests at special events.

These details are entrenched in the Ondo State 2017 budget which gained the approval of the state’s House of Assembly on Monday, June 19th, 2017.

As reported by Premium Times, the total sum of the 2017 budget is N170.1 billion.

The breakdown, which was
published under Special Programmes in the 2017 estimates, includes N500 million earmarked for
“hosting of state guests during special events” against former Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s 2016 budgeted N201 million on the same purpose.

A total of N136 million was also
budgeted to cater for gift items during festivities and children parties, just as N160million will go
for donations.

Mr. Mimiko spent N134 million for
festivities and N273 million for
donations last year.

On the trailing reactions concerning the hiked budget, efforts to interview the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Segun Ajiboye, has not been productive as the latter promised to reach back to journalists.

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