From Jimoh Joseph, Ado Ekiti.
With budget estimates of N98,611, 545, 040.22 billion for 2018, and with 10 months to the end of his tenure, Governor Ayo Fayose disclosed that priority will go to stomach
infrastructure, payment of salaries and improvements in internally generated revenue.
He promised not to leave workers’ salaries unpaid. Ekiti is one of the states in the country for months of unpaid salaries
The Budget of Accomplishment as it is called consists of N66,442, 426,169.81 billion recurrent expenditure and N32,169, 118, 870.85 billion capital expenditure.
According to bim, Federal allocation, internally generated revenue, Value Added Tax, Paris Club refunds and other sources will fund the budget.
Projects to be completed under the fiscal year include the flyover under completion in Ado Ekiti, the Oja Oba market.
“We are also committed to quality education, because Ekiti came first
in 2016 and 2017 in NECO and we have to sustain this. That is why I want to give Ekiti a man they can trust like me, a man that can be prudent in spending and sustain good taste, because my deputy himself is a professor of Building Technology.
“Let me assure you, the Oja Oba will be commissioned by July, which is just a few days before election and the flyover will be delivered by May, all in 2018.
“We are going to block leakages and ensure that salaries are paid. Just like I have said, I am not going to leave Ekiti and still be indebted to workers, that I can assure Ekiti people.