The Osun State Government has refuted claims that it received only N2 billion from the Federal Government for subsidy relief. In an official statement by Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson for Governor Ademola Adeleke, the state clarified that the N2 billion was allocated for subsidy relief, while an additional N7 billion refund from the Federal Government was intended for infrastructure development.
Dismissing the purported statement attributed to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the government labeled it as a deliberate act of spreading false information.
The statement outlined that the N2 billion allocated for subsidy relief is being utilized for food relief, transportation services, and the renovation of health centers. Procurement orders have already been initiated for these purposes.
Regarding the N7 billion federal refund, Governor Adeleke explained in both Yoruba and English that it was specifically allocated for infrastructure improvement and constitutes less than 20 percent of the total funds committed by the Osun State Government for upgrading infrastructure.
The government emphasized its commitment to transparency, accountability, and adherence to the principles of open government and Freedom of Information. It underscored the understanding, appreciation, and support received from the people of the state.
In the face of a serving Governor with an approval rating of over 90 percent, the opposition party, the APC, is portrayed as disorganized and unable to counteract the state government’s effective governance. Governor Adeleke is described as an honest, accountable, and responsive leader dedicated to delivering good governance and democratic benefits to the citizens of Osun state.
The statement also provided details of proposed infrastructure projects, including road dualization, construction of overhead bridges, extensive solar street lighting, hospital upgrades, water intervention initiatives, and the development of Imole housing estates across the nine federal constituencies. It was further emphasized that due process and adherence to procurement laws are being followed in implementing these projects.