…Was the chairman of this committee sleeping on the job all this while? – Babajide
…Says probe is about the 2020 governorship election.
Contrary to government’s statement that the controversial N4.3bn discovered in a secret bank account was found by the commissioner for finance, Wale Akinterinwa, son of the Governor of Ondo state, Babajide Akeredolu says he found the money.
Babajide, who is the secretary of the state’s Covid-19 fund committee in an analysis he made on his facebook profile and obtained by The Precision NG, said he found the money in the salary arrears.
“According to NBS/Budgit, Ondo state has on average spent around 86% of its revenue on recurrent expenditure (salaries and pensions etc). So in summary, odds are that of that 4.3 Billon, 86% was spent on paying salaries and arrears.
“Maybe that explains why in 2018, more arrears were paid than any other year of this administration. (Not to take away from the Paris club refund. That was a major factor also),” he said.
He however queried the ondo state house of assembly for probing an incident which happened two years ago.
“We are probing 2018 when we ought to be asking the executive; what is the plan for a state post covid. What happens in 2020 and beyond when there is no more FAAC.
“Covid has obliterated all revenues of all tiers of govt. The past is irrelevant, it is the future that matters,” he said.
According to him, the probe is about the 2020 governorship election in the state.
“This was from 2018 and the audited report was submitted from the executive to the house since then. Why is it coming up now? This is rhetorical.
“We all know why. It is all part of the game. This administration must play. 2020 LOADING! BATTLE OF THE SANS. One was called customer daa da in 2016. The contender is the new customer daa da.
“I dont think it is a good strategy though. Records are public, there has been 2 budget defenses, hearings and all that senrere before now and no one thought to bring it up? Was the chairman of this committee sleeping on the job all this while?,” Babajide asked.